Damage is estimated at $250,000, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
A fire that destroyed an Elks club in North Queen Anne last week is suspected to have been intentionally set, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The damage from the Nov. 8 fire is estimated at $250,000, Kristin Tinsely, the Fire Department’s spokeswoman, said in an email. The suspected arson is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department, she added.
It appeared as if someone soaked a wooden pallet in lighter fluid and set the building on fire, The Associated Press reported, citing Corbett Cummins, a spokesman for the club.
Elks Lodge No. 92, at 3014 Third Ave. N. near the Fremont Bridge, is a charity that helps veterans, children, and people in need. It’s expected to be closed for the rest of the year. The organization has other locations in and around the Seattle area, including in Ballard, Shoreline, Rainier Valley and Burien.
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Seattle police weren’t immediately available to give more information when contacted by phone Monday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.