String of church fires in Greenville, NC cause concern

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Numerous city, state, and federal agencies are involved in the investigation of a recent string of church fires this past weekend in the city of Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

A police spokesman said two Baptist churches were believed to be set on fire and a third was broken into this past weekend. Damages are estimated to be over US$1,000,000.

City of Greenville Police, Greenville Fire Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are a part of a joint task force set up to investigate these incidents.

Evidence from the fire scenes have been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.

A US$10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the perpetrators of this crime.