Another fire: a Lindale church

POSTED: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 6:21pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:14am

LINDALE - Wednesday morning another fire at a local church.

ATF, the FBI, Tyler PD and the Smith County Fire Department are investigating if the stream of church fires are in fact related and arson.

Texas has strict laws for arson on a place of worship.

If convicted a person could face prison time for the first degree felony.

Officials urge people with any information to call police or crime line.

The reward if it leads to an arrest has doubled from five thousand to ten thousand dollars.

Jessica Wilson/

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If these church fires are arson and they have been caused by a single person or group, do the fires fall under the new hate crimes bill since the target has been a single religious group?

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