Investigators Sunday were looking into a fire that damaged a popular laser arena south of Pullman.
No one was injured in the 2 a.m. Sunday blaze at Cougar Laser Arena but much of the facility, including video arcades and mini-golf terrain, were damaged, said Ryan Scharnhorst, assistant fire chief of the Pullman Fire Department.
A neighboring business, Wysup Imports and More, was not damaged.
“The crews did a good job of making a quick stop of the fire so that it didn’t endanger the structure,” Scharnhorst said.
Firefighters were alerted to reports of smoke at about 2 a.m. Sunday, after the business had closed for the night.
The Cougar-themed business is not owned by Washington State University, he said.
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