Arsonist sets fire to Nebraska church as children practice for concert

2018-04-12 Arson

Investigators in Grand Island, Nebraska have not yet determined the motive of the criminal, or criminals, who set fire to a church building Wednesday evening while around 30 people, including children, were inside.

The fire was reported around 6:30 p.m.at the First Faith United Methodist church building, 4190 West Capital Ave, in north Grand Island.  According to a report from KNOP television, the arsonist set fire to bushes and grass on the side of the main building.

A church member said a youth choir was practicing in the building when the fire was set.  Everyone got out without injury.

A report from KHGI ABC Nebraska says investigators do not yet have a suspect.

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