MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — There's a $10,000 reward up for the arsonist who set two large structures on fire at a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard.

The fire that caused about $2.5 million in damages at a Moss Point shipyard is being investigated as an arson case.

The Sun Herald reports two large buildings at VT Halter Marine were set on fire in September. Who started it, and why, remain unknown.

Reward money is being offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mississippi State Fire Marshal's Office to the person who gives information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Tips can be called into the ATF at 1-888-283-3473 or the state Fire Marshal's Office at 1-888-648-0877.

VT Halter Marine provides shipbuilding services in the U.S. and to international markets.


Information from: The Sun Herald,

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.