- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - For the second time in less than eight months, a Baptist church caught on fire on Saturday.

WWL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/29l68kt ) that the Bayou Baptist Church caught on fire in October too and officials called that fire suspicious.

St. Tammany Parish fire fighters were able to get the new fire under control Saturday morning. Investigators are working to determine what may have sparked the fire.

Back in October, half of the Bayou Baptist church building was destroyed by fire, the rest badly singed by smoke. Pastor Frank Treme said he was sure the fire was set intentionally.

The congregation also rebuilt its sanctuary following Hurricane Katrina when it was flooded.


Information from: WWL-TV, https://wwltv.com

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