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Fire at Jehovah's Witnesses hall on West Wetmore Road deemed 'suspicious'

PCSD seeking help identifying suspect
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Posted at 11:15 AM, Jun 21, 2023

UPDATE 9:36 a.m., June 23

The Flowing Wells Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses released the following statement:

"We are working with the Sheriff’s department to identify the cause of this fire.

We thank them and the fire department for their quick and thorough response and we will continue to cooperate fully with their investigation. We are thankful that there was no one present in the building at the time of the fire.

We hope to accomplish a thorough cleanup and restoration as soon as possible so we may resume meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Until then, the congregation will meet via video conferencing."

UPDATE 6:12 p.m.

Pima County Sheriff's Department says video of an unidentified person was captured by a security camera at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses.

Arson detectives are conducting an investigation into the fire that broke out around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.

PCSD is asking for help identifying the person in the video. They say anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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PCSD asks anyone with information to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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Northwest Fire and Tucson Fire crews responded to reports of a fire early Wednesday morning at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1743 W. Wetmore Road.

The fire was extinguished quickly, but was determined to be suspicious in nature, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Detectives were called to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.