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Coffey Hill Church Fire under arson investigation

KSP Columbia, KY Post 15 thinks fire followed commission of burlary and vandalism to the church, located on Coffey Hill Church Road, East of Russell Springs, in Russell County, KY

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

RUSSELL CO., KY - Kentucky State Police in Columbia are currently investigating a church fire in Russell County on Coffey Hill Church Road. The Coffey Hill Friendship Church suffered moderate fire and smoke damage to the interior of the church.

Upon further investigation, State Police discovered that the arson apparently occurred after the commission of a burglary and vandalism to the church. The ATF, FBI and State Fire Marshall's office were notified and are assisting in the investigation along with the Russell County Sheriff's Office. The fire remains under investigation by Detective Alex Wesley of the Kentucky State Police.

Story courtesy TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington. Thanks also to dispatcher Chad Bivens.

This story was posted on 2011-10-07 04:40:26
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