- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2020

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating what’s being called a suspicious fire at a Nativity scene at a Cape Cod church.

Firefighters responding to a 911 call went to the United Methodist Church in Yarmouth at about 11 p.m. last Wednesday, according to a Facebook post by police.

The fire was already out by the time crews arrived, but some materials were still smoldering, police said.

Firefighters doused the nativity scene with water and determined the area was safe.

Mostly hay and wood was damaged, and there was no damage to the church building.

The cause remains under investigation, but “the fire and the incident is classified as suspicious at this time,” according to the statement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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