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The fire that destroyed one of RV furniture supplier Mastercraft’s plants in Shipshewana, Ind., may have been the work of an arsonist, according to the Goshen News.
The cause of the fire, which resulted in $7.5 million worth of damage to Mastercraft’s 35,000-square-foot Plant 1, was ruled “incendiary” by the Indiana State Police.
That means the fire was “nonaccidential or intentionally set,” although it cannot be ruled arson until a suspect is identified, the newspaper reported.
An $11,000 reward is being offered for information. The funds would come from the LaGrange County Crime Stoppers, the Indiana State Arson Hotline and from Mastercraft’s insurance company.
Meanwhile, Mastercraft is working two shifts at its other factories and is looking to operate from other buildings to continue supplying its customers in a timely manner, said Clifton Reynolds, president.
The fire was reported early Saturday morning (July 5).