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Officials offer reward for information after fire at St. George church

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Officials are offering a reward for information about a fire that engulfed a Latter-day Saints church building in St. George. 

Authorities are still investigating the case and are offering a $5000 reward for information about the individual or individuals responsible for starting the fire on Saturday, January 26. 

The fire broke out at 1:15 a.m. on 449 South 300 East Street. A passerby noticed the flames and called the fire department. The church building was set to re-open within two weeks of the fire, according to officials. 

When law enforcement arrived they determined the fire began on the building’s exterior where there was no heat or electrical source which would naturally ignite the blaze.

It took crews from St. George, Washington City, Hurricane, and Santa Clara about an hour to get the fire under control. 

No injuries were reported at the time of the fire and it is unknown how long it will take to rebuild.

Police said they are handling the case as a criminal investigation, and they continue to seek the public’s help to find suspects. 

If you have any information on this incident call the St. George Police Department at (435) 627- 4338 or ATF at (888) ATF-TIPS.

This is a developing story. we will provide information as it becomes available. 

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