‘Suspicious’ Fire Guts Church in Monroe County

  • Source: WNEP-TV Newswatch 16
  • Published: 07/09/2018 02:49 PM

A fire at a church in Monroe County was called in just after midnight and state police are calling it suspicious. Flames destroyed Full Gospel Tabernacle Bread of Life Church in Chestnuthill Township, but a fire marshal says that's not the only damage on the property. In addition to the fire, five vehicles were found with slashed tires on the property, including a van belonging to the church. Once daylight hit, a state police fire marshal came to try to find a cause. Officials have not been able to figure out how the fire started but believe it could have started in the basement. The fire is being called suspicious.


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