FBI's Help Requested to Investigate Planned Parenthood Fire | KBIA

FBI's Help Requested to Investigate Planned Parenthood Fire

Feb 11, 2019

The Columbia Police Department requested the FBI’s help to investigate Sunday’s early morning fire at the Columbia Planned Parenthood facility.

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 4:06 a.m.

“The fire was suspicious in nature, so the assistant fire marshal notified the Columbia Police Department to conduct the investigation,” CPD spokesperson Jeff Pitts said.

Planned Parenthood is closed for repairs Monday following the fire, which caused some minor damage.

“We are working quickly and efficiently to make repairs and ensure that we can resume providing essential health services to the community as soon as possible,” Planned Parenthood Great Plains President and CEO Brandon Hill said in a statement.

Police have provided no additional information regarding why the fire was deemed suspicious, as the investigation is ongoing.