Alabama Church Fires

Another church was set fire in Alabama over the weekend, for a total of 10 fires in less than two weeks.

The state fire marshal says the fire in Lamar County is definitely an act of arson.

It was the church alarm that brought firefighters quickly, and that means there’s plenty of evidence for investigators. ATF agent Jim Cavanagh says his years as a cop tell him this fire is related to the other nine Baptist church burnings in Alabama.

But it's not a fact -- at least not yet. Down the road at the Piney Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bailey is welcomed, and so is his flock. They're given a room of their own to grieve over their loss, and for Sunday services

The arsonists are believed to be two young white males.

Officials say evidence indicates the arsonists may have been briefly trapped during one of the earlier fires and may have been hurt.


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