“All the accidental causes have been ruled out, so it’s being deemed an arson fire,” Buddy Thompson of the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force, said Thursday. Traces of what is believed to be a flammable liquid were sent to the State Bureau of Investigation in Raleigh.
Marine recruiter, Gunnery Sgt. Scott Guise said "our office is pretty much destroyed" and that he didn't know when they would be able to reopen. Damages are estimated at $50,000 and recruiters have been relocated to Hendersonville, 25 miles away.