2 weekend church fires in Tyler

| January 18, 2010

TYLER, Texas — Tyler police are investigating two weekend church fires and urging ministers and congregations to report any suspicious activity.

Police say a 911 call Sunday night about a fire led emergency responders to First Church of Christ, Scientist. The fire was brought under control around 8 p.m. Sunday. No damage estimate was immediately available.

A fire Saturday night destroyed much of Tyland Baptist Church. Authorities believe the fire started in the sanctuary.

A police statement says there does not appear to be a connection between the fires.

No injuries were reported in either blaze.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating.

Tyler is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas.



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