Fire set at Spokane Mormon church

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 9:26 a.m. MDT

Annabella LDS Chapel. A ward building in Spokane, Wash., was set on fire Tuesday.

Ken Hansen, Deseret News

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane Fire Department says a fire at a Mormon church was arson.

Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says an accelerant of some sort was used to set fire Tuesday afternoon to a sign on the back of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the city's north side.

Firefighters put out the flames before they reached the roof.

One church member, Ron Anderson, told The Spokesman-Review the brick building has been the target of vandalism in the past, including broken windows and graffiti.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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