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Police have person of interest in Bonners Ferry church arson

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© St. Ann's Catholic Church erupts in flames following explosion © St. Ann's Catholic Church erupts in flames following explosion
Fire destroys St. Ann's church in Bonners Ferry. Fire destroys St. Ann's church in Bonners Ferry.
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Thursday morning around 2:00 a.m. an explosion at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bonners Ferry, Idaho caused the church to go up in flames. Firefighters remained on scene fighting the flames for several hours. 

The church is located on the corner of El Paso St. and Lincoln in the town. Photos posted to the Bonners Ferry Herald Facebook page show extensive damage to the church and fire crews say it is a complete loss.

Fire officials tell KHQ they believe the church was intentionally set on fire with at least three fire starts in the basement. They also say statues in the church were slashed and defaced. Investigators say they have a person of interest in the case.

 

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