Reward offered in Mukilteo church arson

  • Mon Oct 18th, 2010 8:27am
  • News

MUKILTEO — A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the case of a fire Saturday that destroyed a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at the corner of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Drive.

No one was injured in the blaze, which took 17 hours to extinguish, Mukilteo Assistant Fire Chief Brian McMahan said.

The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Mukilteo fire and police departments concluded that arson was the cause of the fire, which was started outside near the back entry of the $1.6 million building.

The two-alarm fire, first reported shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, has left two Mormon congregations without a place to worship. Temporary arrangements have been made, church officials said.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call 800-55-ARSON (800-552-7766).