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Muncy Creek Baptist Church Structure Fire

Date of News Release: 02/22/2008

(Hazard, KY) - On 02/13/08 at approximately 10:44 p.m. a 911 call was received reporting a structure fire at Muncy's Creek Baptist Church located in the War Branch Community of Leslie County.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to find the building completely engulfed in flames.

On 02/19/08 Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator James Burnett and Deputy State Fire Marshall Kenny Browning responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was arson. No evidence was found at the scene to indicate that this was a religiously or racially motivated crime. We have no suspects and no arrest has been made at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Kentucky State Police at 606-435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). The investigation is continuing by the State Fire Marshall's Office and the Kentucky State Police.

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