Incident Summary:

01/17/2006: A $3 million dollar home under construction on Camano Island near Seattle, Washington, United States, was completely destroyed in an arson attack. The home belonged to Karla and Mark Verbarendse. There were no casualties and the Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description House belonging to Karla and Mark Verbarendse
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Terrorism: Criminal Nature,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 19, 2006.
Kaitlin Manry, “Ecoterrorism Fire Victims Rebuild, Move On ELF Claimed Responsibility for Camano Home Blaze,” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 14, 2006.
Nancy Bartley, “Fed Agency Probes Bainbridge Fire,” The Seattle Times, June 28, 2006.