Police search for arsonist who torched church, store

centralia arsonCENTRALIA — Arson investigators in Centralia are asking for the public’s help solving a pair of costly crimes after they say someone set fire to a church building and a store early Friday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., firefighters rushed to the Church of the Nazarene on West First Street.

Authorities say the fire started at a house on the church’s property.

Ten minutes later, about a mile away, investigators say someone set a fire at the Center Western Store on Lum Road.

Investigators are asking anyone with surveillance video in the area to come forward

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