It seems a ‘suspicious’ fire has devastated the Wasilla Bible Church in Wasilla, Alaska. It’s the church attended by Alaska Governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Read more about it below and see a photo.

A suspicious fire broke out Friday night at the church that Governor Sarah Palin attends with her family in Wasilla, Alaska. It caused approximately $1 million dollars in damages. Governor Palin was not at the church though a small group of women were in the Wasilla Bible Church doing crafts when the blaze was apparently set at the building’s entrance. The group escaped when a fire alarm sounded and thankfully no one was injured.

Central Mat-Su Fire Department Chief James Steele said the department was “treating it as suspicious and as potential arson at this point” but did not elaborate. Steele also said that as many as 40 firefighters from his and neighboring departments fought the fire, which started about 9:40 p.m. Friday. Outside temperatures were minus 20 as they battled the blaze.

The pastor of Sarah’s church is Rev. Larry Kroon. He says he was not at the church when the fire broke out and would not discuss what any of the church members who were there had reported to him. He also did not specify how many people were in the building at the time of the blaze.

“They were all adults, and they all got out. We’re trying not to talk about specifics while investigators are still working on finding out what happened.”

Governor Sarah Palin apparently released a statement after the fire in which she said she stopped by the church Saturday morning and offered an apology to the assistant pastor “if the incident is in any way connected to the undeserved negative attention the church has received since she became a vice presidential candidate.”

Now that is a shame she even has to say that.