Investigators blame arson for fire today at Warrenville church

Friday, July 3, 2009 12:02 PM
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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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purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 07/03/09 - 12:13 pm
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How sad. Why would anyone

How sad. Why would anyone burn the house of God knowing that one day you'll be meeting face to face and have to explain why.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 07/03/09 - 12:27 pm
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hmph.........just up the road

hmph.........just up the road from me. We've not heard anything...no firetrucks, nuttin...........

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 12:49 pm
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Acorn!

Acorn!

Ivey
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Ivey 07/03/09 - 06:51 pm
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If it's the same church I

If it's the same church I think it is, it's been there for a very long time. It's on the corner of Pine log Rd and Pine St. but I could be wrong. I agree with purmkinhed, why would anyone want to burn the House of God. There's so much meaness in the world today doesn't anyone have anything else to do but burn God's house? Woe be unto those who do such things. I sure wouldn't want to come before God and have to explain such a thing. Hope whoever did it has a good reason - i don't think there will be any reason good enough to explain to God. He already knows the truth anyway.

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