Investigators blame arson for fire today at Warrenville church

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is blaming arson for an early morning fire at Rocksville Baptist Church, 660 Pine Street, Warrenville.

According to a press statement, neighbors heard the church alarm go off about 6 a.m. and saw smoke.

The Langley Fire Department responded quickly, and sheriff’s investigators were able to determine the fire was arson.

Damage to the church was moderate as a result of smoke and heat.

According to the press statement, sheriff’s investigators do not believe the arson to be the result of a hate crime, but have an active ongoing criminal investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Lt. Clay Adams with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800) 922-9709.

Individuals also should call Crime Stoppers of the Midlands: (888) 599-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.

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