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$50,000 Reward Offered for Information in Denver Fire that Killed 5 Members of Senegalese Family

A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrests of people responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants, including two children, from the West African nation of Senegal.

The Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced Tuesday it was contributing $10,000 to the $40,000 already put forward by Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

“We hope this reward will encourage those who have valuable information regarding this arson to come forward,” said Krista Cole, acting board chair of CAIR-Colorado, which bills itself as the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the country.

Police have released a surveillance photo showing three suspects wearing full face masks and hoodies. Investigators say the three fled in a dark-colored sedan after the Aug. 5 fire was set in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood, a relatively new development of closely spaced homes near Denver International Airport.

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