A fire that damaged a 61-year-old Los Angeles church has been declared an act of arson.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the blaze Friday at Westwood Hills Christian Church caused about $5,000 in damage. Nobody was injured.
Investigators with the House of Worship Arson Task Force, which includes LA police and federal agents, determined the fire was the work of an arsonist.
Several pieces of furniture were burned, costing around $5,000 of damage. No one was injured in the fire, the report stated.
"An act of arson in a house of worship is a particularly repugnant crime," LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey said in the report.
LAFD authorities have initiated a task force comprised of specialists from the Los Angeles Police Department, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the FBI to aid in the investigation.
Anyone with information about the fire should contact the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section at (213) 893-9800.