Officials Blame Arson for Vale Church Fire, Hate Speech Found Near Where Blaze Started
By Allan Blume
November 16, 2017
Emergency workers responded to a two-alarm fire at Providence Baptist Church in Vale, N.C. around 2 a.m. Monday. According to local news sources, at least eight fire departments from three counties responded to the call.
When fire crews arrived at the church just southwest of Hickory, they found flames and smoke coming from the building. Investigators believe the fire started in the basement boiler room. Smoke damage extended to the worship facilities, located above the basement.
No injuries were reported, but investigators called the incident suspicious. Vandalism behind the church included apparent hate speech against the church near the area where the fire is believed to have started. Read the rest of this entry
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