A preliminary investigation of a fire in Spearfish revealed the cause to be arson.
On Friday, Spearfish Police and Fire crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the Hoggatt CPA building at 717 Fifth Street.
The fire was discovered and contained in the building and extinguished by the Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department.
Property in the structure was severely damaged.
The Spearfish Police Department is working with the State Fire Marshall’s Office to determine the cause and those responsible.
No further information is available.
Anyone with information is urged to call Lt. Boyd A Dean at 605-642-1305.