Fire That Damaged Los Angeles Church Declared Arson

June 18, 2012

A fire that damaged a 61-year-old Los Angeles church has been declared an act of arson.

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the blaze Friday at Westwood Hills Christian Church caused about $5,000 in damage. Nobody was injured.

Investigators with the House of Worship Arson Task Force, which includes LA police and federal agents, determined the fire was the work of an arsonist.

Humphrey says furnishings in the sanctuary of the Gothic-style church appeared to have been deliberately set ablaze.

Officials are urging anyone with information about the fire, or who may have started it, to call investigators.

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