Tag: ATF

ATF: First Baptist Church of Temple arson NOT connected to East Texas string

| February 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE – The arson that badly damaged First Baptist Church of Temple is not linked to the series of intentional blazes during the past month in East Texas, according to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Tom Crowley. He says the agency is keeping its options open, but at this moment, the […]




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ATF Blames Texas Church Fires On Serial Arsonist

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Fire destroyed the Clear Springs Baptist Church near Tyler on February 8, 2009. Federal investigators suspect arson. Recent fires that destroyed or damaged several churches in eastern Texas were likely set by one person or group of people, federal authorities said Tuesday. Fires that broke out at two churches near Tyler on Monday have not […]




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2 More Churches Go Up In Flames Within 3 Miles Of Each Other

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Area firefighters from multiple departments were scrambling to respond to at least two church fires within three miles of each other in Smith County on Monday night — the latest in a rash of East Texas church fires, many of which have been ruled arsons. Firefighters first responded to a fire at Dover Baptist Church, […]




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Wills Point Church Fire Officially Called Arson

| February 8, 2010 | 1 Comment



While teams of local, state and federal authorities look at hundreds of leads in a string of church arsons, several vehicles seen near churches in recent weeks are being checked out to see if they could possibly be related to the fires. Tom Crowley, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent, said investigators have determined […]




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ATF outlines investigation of Wills Point church fire

| February 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



WILLS POINT (KYTX) – Similarities are starting to appear in the string of church fires around East Texas. Those similarities are being determined by more than 40 ATF agents from across the country who assembled in Wills Point today. They're not commenting on all the similarities just yet, but they did say that it appears […]




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ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Church Fire in Wills Point, Texas

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



For Immediate Release February 4, 2010 Contact: Tom Crowley ATF Special Agent, PIO Cell: (214) 435-5226 ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Church Fire in Wills Point, Texas WILLS POINT, Texas – The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with ATF special agents from the […]




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ATF: ’09 Corsicana fire may be related to church blazes

| January 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



TYLER – Two church fires in Tyler over the weekend and yesterday's church fire in Lindale have been determined to be intentionally set, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined. A church fire in Corsicana in late 2009 may also be related to the recent blazes at seven Tyler-area churches, agents […]




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ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate First Baptist Church Fire in Temple

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE, TEXAS – The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with ATF special agents from the Austin Field Office have been activated by a request from the Temple Fire Department to investigate a fire at the First Baptist Church. The fire at the church, located at […]




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ATF Asked To Investigate Fire That Gutted Temple’s First Baptist Church

| January 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE (January 20, 2010)—Temple’s Fire Marshal asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Wednesday to join the investigation of the fire that gutted the sanctuary of Temple’s First Baptist Church and an adjoining building that housed offices, music rooms and classrooms. Both buildings were destroyed and the church’s Child Development Center suffered heavy […]




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ATF ENTERS INVESTIGATION INTO CHURCH FIRES IN TYLER, TEXAS

| January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



TYLER, Texas — The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with ATF special agents from Tyler have entered the investigation into two church fires in Tyler. There have been six church fires in the East Texas area since January 1st. On Jan. 16, at approximately 6:30 […]




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