Arcata Police Department investigates church arson fire

ARCATA – The Arcata Police Department is currently investigating after a man was burned in a church arson fire.

Detective Sergeant, Todd Dokweiler, says the investigation is still in the early stages and right now the department is focusing on reviewing the evidence collected from the scene and retrieving surveillance from the surrounding businesses. They are also in the process of gathering statements of all the witnesses who were at the scene. The 28 year old male victim is still in stable condition at Mad River Community Hospital. Arcata Police have yet to determine if this offence was targeted towards the church or the victim himself.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact the Arcata Police.