A person of interest has been identified in a suspected arson that occurred early Sunday morning at a Centralia business, according to the Centralia Police Department.
The fire was reported at 5:11 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Harrison Avenue at Panda Inn. A small fire was reportedly set on two chairs in a covered porch area.
Centralia police units arrived first and were able to extinguish the burning chairs before the fire spread to the building, according to the Riverside Fire Authority.
Damage was contained to scorch marks on the patio. The cost of repairs is estimated at $300.
An investigation is ongoing, according to the RFA and the police department. A person of interest has been identified but no arrests have been made.