TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Almost a week after crews worked a fire at the Light House Mission for hours, officials have ruled it as arson.
The fire was on Sept. 30. Crews were called to the scene on Wabash Avenue around 3:30 a.m. for what they called a massive fire with lots of smoke.
All 48 residents were able to make it out safely.
Officials report the fire started in the back of the building and extensive damage was done to the building, including part of the roof collapsing.
Personal belongings were removed from the building over the weekend and then those staying downtown have been relocated to the Conner’s Center on 13th Street.
“I was planning on moving anyway but not this way,” said Reverend Timothy Fagg, CEO of Light House Mission.
Investigators were finally able to get into the building on Thursday and Arson Investigator Norm Loudermilk told News 10 that it has officially been ruled arson.
News 10 will continue to follow this story and bring you more when information becomes available.