Episcopal News Service reports that the fire which destroyed the offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and an adjacent food bank was deliberately set:
Sacramento fire officials have determined that a fire that destroyed offices of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California was deliberately set, a diocesan spokesperson said Nov. 22.
Officials have no suspects in the Oct. 21 early morning four-alarm fire that destroyed one building housing the River City Food Bank and heavily damaged the bishop's office, the Rev. Canon Britt Olson, diocesan canon to the ordinary, said in a Nov. 22 telephone interview.
Diocesan officials have yet to see an official report, but Olson added that: "We do not believe, nor does the food bank believe, that we were targeted because of who we are. We believe it more an opportunistic arson than targeting us."