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Wills Point church fire ruled arson

By Sara Story - bio | email

WILLS POINT, TX (KLTV) - The fire that destroyed the Russell Memorial United Methodist Church's sanctuary in Wills Point was set intentionally.

ATF confirmed the fire as arson Sunday night. Authorities have not released the cause of the fire or point of origin.  ATF investigators are no longer stationed in Wills Point, and the church has been turned back to the congregation.

There are no suspects, but investigators are working with East Texas law enforcement agencies to conduct interviews and follow leads.

"Often time these cases are broken with leads from the public and because we feel like it is probably more than one person doing it, and even if it is just one person, somebody knows about it," explained ATF investigators. "It is not going to be just one person keeping quiet"

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