[Original Post: Monday, May 5. 7 a.m.] Apparently someone out there has a burning desire to fuck with the Muck. A fire was set at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center outdoor amphitheater in Fullerton on Monday, resulting in major damages and loss of historic property. The incident is under investigation.
|Muckenthaler Center's Facebook|
|A view of yesterday's damage|
This is actually the 7th suspicious fire at the Muck in the last month, according to Fullerton Battalion Chief John Stokes. Damages from the blaze include the loss of a newly refurbished Yamaha piano-- original to the Muckenthaler family ($12,000 value), burned theater curtains, $1,500 worth of damages to the stage dance floor, and over $5,000 in damages to a donated passenger van that was used to transport art supplies. The fire caused approximately $25,000 in damage, according to a statement released by the center yesterday evening.
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