Investigation Begins in Fire That Destroyed LDS Church

Investigation Begins in Fire That Destroyed LDS Church

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- An investigation has begun into a fire that destroyed an LDS church in northwestern Mesa.

The suspicious blaze burned the Lehi Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the ground Monday.

Although agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have begun their investigation, they say a full inquiry won't start until Sunday.

Deputy Fire Chief Mike Dunn says security is on patrol at the church site around the clock.

The church served three church congregations. In a typical week, about 3,200 church members used the building.


Information from: East Valley Tribune/Scottsdale Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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