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The reward for information that leads authorities to the arrest of the person/or persons who torched the home of Ozark County Prosecutor Tom Cline has reached $15,000.

A criminal investigation is ongoing into the blaze that destroyed the prosecutors home near Pontiac on February 20th.

Cline and his family were out at a restaurant celebrating his granddaughter's third birthday when they got a phone call that their house was on fire.

An Ozark County deputy spotted a trail where he believed flammable liquid had been poured that led from the backyard to the porch so investigators with the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office were called in to help with the investigation.

The Cline's, who have been married for 41 years, lost nearly everything in the blaze....but were able to save some of Cline's fathers military medals from World War II.

If you have information that can help solve this case you're asked to call the Ozark County sheriff’s office at 417-679-4633 or the Missouri arson hotline at (800) 39-Arson (392-7766).

****image of Cline house fire---Ozark County Times