Skip to comments.Arson Investigation Under Way Following Fire At Decades-Old Church Near UCLA
Posted on 06/16/2012 8:28:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin
WESTWOOD (CBS) An arson investigation was under way in Westwood on Saturday morning following a fire at a 61-year-old church near the University of California, Los Angeles campus.
The fire in the 10000 block of Le Conte Avenue broke out at the Westwood Hills Christian Church about 9:15 p.m. Friday.
The damage, valued at $5,000, was isolated to furniture in the sanctuary, according to Cristy Fajardo, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9.
No injuries were reported.
The Los Angeles Fire Department called in the Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section investigators and activated the House of Worship Task Force, which is standard procedure in arson against churches.
Fajardo says Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department calls the act of arson in a House of Worship, a particularly repugnant crime.
According to the churchs website, the sanctuary was built in 1928.
Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call authorities at (213) 893-9800.
Let’s see: the church is 61 years old, but the sanctuary was built in 1928 = 84 years old. More excellence in reportage from the left coast!