6 St. Louis Church Fires Under Investigation, Reward Offered


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering a $2,000 reward for help tracking down the party responsible for setting fires at six St. Louis churches over the past two weeks, NBC News reports.

Damage from the latest blaze was discovered Sunday morning on the front doors of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, according to the ATF.

All six targeted churches are within about three miles of each other — and all except the latest charred church are "predominantly African-American," St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Garon Mosby said.

The first of the fires was set Oct. 8 at Bethel Non-Denominational Church, just off West Florissant Avenue in Jennings, a city that borders Ferguson.

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