Sunday, February 12, 2006

Tenth Alabama Church Fire Ruled Arson

Beaverton Freewill Baptist Church was torched on Saturday, making it the tenth church in a series of fires to hit Alabama churches, in central and west Alabama. They believe all the fires may be related, although there are a few differences. This fire was started in the afternoon, rather than during the night. And, the fire was also started at the front of the church.

There have been witnesses. The police think that the fires are being committed by two young men in their 20's or early 30's. They think these are buddies, guys who are inseparable. On the television tonight, they were calling for names of those that may have missed work or school on a specific day, during the time of the fires.

A hand print was found at the scene of the the Dancy First Baptist Church, south of Aliceville, last week. Police believe the arsonists may have become monentarily trapped, and may have been injured.

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