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Church Arson

The ten Alabama churches burned in arson fires will get some assistance from Birmingham-Southern College students.

Two Birmingham-Southern students and a UAB student are charged in nine of the blazes.

Five churches in Bibb County were set and four more were burned four days later in Pickens, Sumter and Greene counties.

Investigators said the Lamar County fire at a 10th church, Beaverton Freewill Baptist, was unrelated to the others. But college officials are including the church on their assistance list.

So far the college's "Alabama Churches Rebuilding and Restoration Fund" has collected $81,000.


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