Fire Set at Hamilton Baptist Church

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – The Ravalli County sheriff’s office is investigating an apparent arson fire at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton.

The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Volunteer firefighters called law enforcement after discovering someone had broken into the building and entered several rooms in the church.

The fire appears to have been set in a pile of books on the floor of a basement room.

Most of the damage to the church was caused by smoke. A damage estimate is not yet available.

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