LOGANDALE, Nev. (AP) - A fire official says federal
investigators are joining the probe of a pre-dawn blaze that
destroyed a Mormon church in a small Nevada farming town northeast
of Las Vegas.
Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says there's no
immediate indication of foul play in the 4 a.m. fire that engulfed
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sanctuary in
But he says the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives is investigating because it's a church fire.
Allison says firefighters from Clark County, North Las Vegas and
Mesquite were able to save an office building and church records,
but the sanctuary was a total loss.
No injuries are reported.
Allison says the church is the first and oldest Mormon
congregation in the Moapa (moe-AH'-pah) Valley town about 55 miles
from Las Vegas.
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