De­lib­er­ate church fire

Sunday Mail - - NEWS -

A CHURCH at Mur­ray Bridge has sus­tained about $50,000 dam­age in a de­lib­er­ately lit fire.

Po­lice say of­fi­cers first no­ticed sev­eral small fires in gar­den beds near the in­ter­sec­tion of West Tce and Sec­ond St, at 2.40am yes­ter­day.

They then no­ticed a larger fire at the nearby church.

Met­ro­pol­i­tan Fire Ser­vice crews ex­tin­guished the blaze.

Po­lice be­lieve the fire was started in a wheelie bin, which was put up against a wall.

The fire spread into the roof of the church and caused about $50,000 dam­age.

Foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tors at­tended the crime scene to col­lect ev­i­dence.

Po­lice ask any­one who may have seen or heard any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity in the area to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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