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State, federal officials working Port Barre church fire

State Fire Marshal deputies and investigators with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating a Port Barre fire that destroyed a church.

Fire Marshal deputies were contacted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 26, to assist with determining the origin and cause of a fire at St. Mary Baptist Church, located in the 100 block of Saqueget Road in Port Barre, a spokeswoman said.

St. Landry Fire District 2 received the fire call just after 2:30 a.m.

The investigation into what caused the fire is on-going with SFM investigators considering all possible factors, the spokeswoman said.

The ATF is assisting with the case due to the involvement of a religious organization, she said.



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