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Sunday morning church fire ruled not arson

Posted by Michael Hetrick

WILLS POINT, TX (KLTV) - A scare Sunday morning for an East Texas community already devastated by a church fire earlier this month.

The A-T-F and other law enforcement rushed to the Wills Point International Outreach Church at 1404 Lake Drive after a fire was reported during church services.

Pastor Michael Williams tells KLTV 7 the fire burned about a three foor patch of carpet under a pool table in the youth area of the church.  The fire was quickly put out by other church members, after smelling smoke.

Officials believe a teenage boy, attending services at the church, used a lighter to set the fire. 

The incident was handed over to the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal.

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