BELLINGHAM - Someone poured gasoline on the basketball court at Bloedel Donovan Park early Saturday, Aug. 23, and set it ablaze.
A caller to 911 reported the fire shortly before 2 a.m. When police arrived, the gas had dissipated but the plastic from the gas can was still burning, Bellingham Police spokesman Bob Vander Yacht said.
The blacktop court sustained some scorch marks and about $500 in damage, and some lines on the court will need to be repainted.
The gas can police found will be checked for fingerprints.