Property damage from unrest in Milwaukee could reach millions

MILWAUKEE — Federal officials say the cost of damage to eight businesses that were burned during violence in a north side Milwaukee neighborhood could exceed several million dollars.

A team of special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the fires that destroyed or damaged a BP gas station, an auto parts store, a bank, a beauty supply shop, a grocery store and three liquor stores on Saturday and Sunday.

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The team is using dogs to help detect accelerants.

The agency is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Special agent Joel Lee would not disclose how many calls or tips have been generated by the offer.