Bellingham man already facing arson charges also suspected in Cordata warehouse fire

  • Source: Bellingham Herald
  • Published: 12/04/2018 03:11 PM

A man already charged with setting a November warehouse fire in Bellingham’s Roosevelt neighborhood also is suspected of arson in a second warehouse fire where he previously worked, causing an estimated $5 million worth of damage two days earlier. According to Whatcom County Superior Court documents filed Nov. 27, Craig Stuart Wise is suspected of first-degree arson and second-degree burglary stemming from the Nov. 10 warehouse fire at Blue Sea Systems — a Bellingham company that makes electrical parts for boats. Wise already was in Whatcom County Jail facing second-degree arson charges from a Nov. 12 fire of a warehouse owned by Yeager’s Sporting Goods on Nevada Street. According to court documents on the Nov. 10 fire, a burglar alarm detected glass breakage near the break room at 1:57 a.m. at the Blue Sea Systems building at 425 Sequoia Drive in Bellingham, and, seconds later, the alarm detected that a door to the break room had been opened.


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