Boise man charged with arson in connection with church fire

  • Source: Big Country News Connection
  • Published: 08/05/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire that extensively damaged a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building on South Maple Grove Road in Boise early Tuesday. According to a spokesperson with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua M. Blair is also charged with felony burglary in connection with the incident. He is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $100,000 bond. The fire occurred in southwest Boise at 5645 S. Maple Grove Road shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. Fire crews arrived to find an active fire on the first floor that moved into the attic space. They were able to quickly knock down the blaze but not before the church sustained significant fire damage, the sheriff’s office said.


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