FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2023
Contact: Megan Juenemann
FERNDALE POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ON STAR PARK SHELTER ARSON
(Ferndale, WA) — At about 2:11 AM on 12/27/2023, the Ferndale Police Department and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire at the Star Park picnic shelter in the 5400 block of Ferndale Road. Officers arrived to find a trash can attached to the shelter engulfed in flames and were able to utilize a fire extinguisher to smother the fire and prevent further damage.
Officers discovered additional damage to the bathroom structure nearby. As evidence suggested that the fire was started intentionally, a K-9 and unmanned aerial vehicle search for possible suspects was conducted with the assistance of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and the Bellingham Police Department. No suspects were located.
Damage to the Star Park picnic shelter and bathroom structure is estimated in excess of $5,000. The picnic shelter remains closed and the case is currently under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Ferndale Police Department at 360-384-3390 or email@example.com and reference Arson Case # 23F9950.