Serra Fire Update

Mission San Luis Rey Parish

The clean-up and repair from the fire in the music room of the Serra Center is almost complete.  Our insurance carrier, Catholic Mutual, along with Don Chadwick, our Director of Maintenance, have worked quickly to complete the work.  The fire could have been much worse had it not been for our alarm system and the quick response of the Oceanside Fire Department.  The fire department arrived swiftly and were able to put out the fire before it was able to move into the worship area of the Serra Center.  

While we don’t have the final report from the Oceanside Fire Department, it does appear as though this is a case of arson.  The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was also called in to investigate since the fire was on Church property.  Until we receive their reports in the next week or so we won’t know for sure. 

We thank God that the firefighters responded so quickly, what a blessing.  I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

Peace and all good, 

Gwyn Grimes, Parish Administrator