Update: Longview church fire investigated as arson

By Courtney Lane - bio | email

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - The Longview Fire Department tells us a Friday night church fire is being investigated as arson.

Just after 10 p.m. Friday, fire crews say they responded to the corner of Oden and 11th street. They are referring to the church as St. Marks Missionary Church at 1305 Oden.

While crews were able to save the sanctuary, the back side of the church, including the fellowship hall, was destroyed. Folks at the church say their school rooms were also damaged.

Longview fire investigators say they are interviewing persons of interest in the case but no suspect is in custody at this time.

The cause is also under investigation.

KLTV is working on the story to bring you more details.

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