Billsby Lumber Company is offering a $5,000 reward for information that can lead to the suspects of what is believed to be deliberate arson of their timber logs worth $35,000, last Sunday.
A helicopter crew discovered a large fire while flying over the Allegan State Game area south of 116th Avenue, in Valley Township, southwest Michigan last Sunday around 5 am. The crew said that a stack of what seemed to be large logs are in a blaze. The stack turned out to be a couple of decks of cut timber that are around 30 feet tall by 150 feet long which were all nearly burned to the ground.
As per Sgt. Charles Towns together with the DNR Law Enforcement Division that although the investigation is still in the early stage, initial evidence led to arson., and from data gathered, it is believed that the fire started between 10 pm on Saturday, September 25th to 2 pm Sunday, September 26th.
DNR is seeking the public’s help with any information related to the fire. You may call or text their hotline at 1-800-292-7800 open 24/7