Sunday, January 6, 2008

Finland: Arson Suspected Cause of Fire at Lappeen Church

Police are questioning one person after a fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Lappeen Church in Lappeenranta, south-eastern Finland. Officials suspect arson was the cause of the fire. Fire officials were alerted to the scene around two a.m. According to the South Karelia Rescue Department, the fire was started outside the church and had penetrated the building's interior structure. Fire-fighters were forced to break down a side wall to get control of the blaze.

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