Processing Magazine

Authorities offer $100K reward in arson attack at beef processor

February 22, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno County sheriff’s department is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in an arson attack at California’s largest beef processor, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

A fire on Jan. 8 destroyed 14 big-rig tractors and several trailers at Harris Ranch, causing an estimated $2 million in damages.

Animal rights activists claimed responsibility for the fire through an anonymous email released by the North American Animal Liberation press office, according to the story.