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Church fire prompts arson investigation in Russell County

Date of News Release: 10/06/2011

(Russell County, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Columbia are currently investigating a church fire in Russell County on Coffey Hill Church Road. The Coffey Hill Friendship Church suffered moderate fire and smoke damage to the interior of the church.

Upon further investigation, State Police discovered that the arson apparently occurred after the commission of a burglary and vandalism to the church. The ATF, FBI and State Fire Marshall's office were notified and are assisting in the investigation along with the Russell County Sheriff's Office. The fire remains under investigation by Detective Alex Wesley of the Kentucky State Police.

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