Snohomish County fire investigators Tuesday were searching for clues to determine who set a fire in a church under construction in the 4300 block of 172nd Street NE in north Marysville.
The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. Monday in a building under construction by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said Gary Bontrager, investigator for the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.
He said it appears someone set flammable materials on fire in the chapel area of the wood-frame building, which was about half-finished, causing an estimated $50,000 damage. A passerby saw the blaze and called for help.
Marysville and Arlington fire departments responded, quickly extinguishing the fire. The church is in a newly annexed area of Marysville, but the county will maintain some police and investigative responsibilities in this area until the end of the year, Bontrager said.
Authorities are following some leads, but had nobody in custody Tuesday in connection with the blaze, Bontrager said. He asked anyone with information about the fire or who set it to telephone his office, 425-388-3557c.
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