Mission San Gabriel Fire Investigation Ongoing

4 people standing by an old arch

(L-R) Mayor Denise Menchaca, Father John Molyneux, Archbishop José Gomez and Councilmember Tony Ding at San Gabriel Mission (Photo courtesy of Denise Menchaca)

On the evening of July 21, 2020, custody of the structure was returned from the investigators to the Mission San Gabriel.

By News Desk

Investigators had been at the scene at the Mission San Gabriel since the fire began on July 11, 2020, but were only able to thoroughly examine the building beginning on July 15 once engineers and structural specialists were able to stabilize loose debris. The investigation remains ongoing and a definite cause is still being determined by investigators.

An individual was charged for a separate attempted arson incident in San Gabriel on July 12.  The individual was arrested for an unrelated charge. The investigation into the Mission San Gabriel incident remains ongoing.

 

Source: City of San Gabriel

News Desk

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