Feds Investigate Suspicious Fires at Historic Black Churches in Louisiana

Robert Valencia
Apr 8, 2019 - 11:37
Feds Investigate Suspicious Fires at Historic Black Churches in Louisiana

Fires at three historically African American churches in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish are under investigation, authorities told reporters on Thursday. All the conflagrations are considered “suspicious.” The first fire took place on March 26 at the St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, KTBS reported, and the second occurred Tuesday at the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas. The third blaze happened at the Opelousas-based Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Thursday morning. The churches were vacant and no one was injured in the three blazes. The fires at the...

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