Cudahy Church Damaged in Arson Fire

Sheriff's officials use an accelerant detection dog to search for clues at the scene of a church arson in Cudahy on Sept. 7, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff's officials use an accelerant detection dog to search for clues at the scene of a church arson in Cudahy on Sept. 7, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Detectives are seeking an arsonist who set fire to a church in Cudahy early Saturday, officials said.

The fire was first reported about 3:30 a.m. at a church in the 7300 block of Wilcox Avenue, Deputy Erin Liu of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau said. The extent of the damage was not available.

Explosives technicians from the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau responded to take charge of the investigation. They used an accelerant detection dog to help search for clues.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, Liu said.

Sheriff's officials use an accelerant detection dog to search for clues at the scene of a church arson in Cudahy on Sept. 7, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff’s officials use an accelerant detection dog to search for clues at the scene of a church arson in Cudahy on Sept. 7, 2019. (Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

No information regarding a suspect or a motive was available.

Anyone with information can reach the¬†Sheriff’s ‘s Arson Explosive Detail at 323-881-7500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the church.

 

 

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