Arizona Democratic Party's headquarter burned in suspected arson attack
Arizona Democratic Party are left devastated after the fire in the Party’s headquarters happened on Friday in downtown Phoenix. It was reported that now they are fundraising to rebuild the structure.
The fire is under investigation of Phoenix Fire Investigation Task Force and to date there is an evidence discovered at the scene pointing at an arson. Although, wire issues are not excluded, the investigators say.
"It's very, very upsetting. It's been a very difficult morning." Here's my live interview with @MaricopaDems Chairman, Steven @Slugocki on #12News from earlier this morning. Talking about the fire at AZ Democratic Party HQ overnight. Cause remains under investigation. pic.twitter.com/bhHPBcjYyf— JenWahl12News (@JenWahl12News) July 24, 2020
The Arizona Republic reports,
“Heavy smoke and fire were billowing from the building around 1 a.m. near Central Avenue and Thomas Road as Phoenix firefighters arrived on scene. They quickly entered the building to search for persons and began a fire attack to put out the flames, according to officials.”
The Party released a video from inside the damaged building.
Our building has been completely ruined. The authorities are continuing their investigation and are labeling this as arson.— Maricopa County Democrats (@MaricopaDems) July 24, 2020
We are saddened by this act of violence but not deterred. We will flip #MaricopaCounty blue this November. pic.twitter.com/QyPC5C0PWt
— Adrian Fontes (@Adrian_Fontes) July 24, 2020
— Steven Slugocki (@Slugocki) July 24, 2020