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KSP Post 15 Investigating Church Fire Near Knifley, KY

Date of News Release: 07/10/2005

(Columbia, KY.) - Post 15 Arson Detective Alex Wesley is investigating a church fire that occurred at Mt. Zion Church of God on Eastridge Cemetery Road 5.5 miles north of Knifley near the Adair and Taylor County line. The Arson fire was reported to Taylor County 911 at 0730hrs ET Saturday morning July 9, 2005 which gutted the church. Agencies and Units that responded to the scene were the Taylor County Fire Department, Knifley/Fire department, Adair County Sheriff's Department and Agents from ATF- Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The investigation will continue.

Update July 10th:
Detective Alex Wesley announced that KY Arson Task Force is offering up to $1000.00 for any information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspect or suspects. The caller can remain anonymous. Kentucky State Police will commit any and all resources to multiple agencies investigating the fire.

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