Fire damages worship hall in Olympia for second time
An early morning fire has heavily damaged a place of worship in Olympia that was targeted by arson earlier this year.
The Olympia Fire Department said on Twitter that the blaze began at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.
It’s the same place that was damaged in an early morning fire in March. Olympia Police released surveillance video of the arsonist in that fire hoping for leads but no arrests have been made in that case.
KIRO-TV reports that a person of interest was taken into custody several blocks from Tuesday’s fire.
No one was inside the church at the time.
Authorities are investigating.