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US, local agencies investigating church fire in Farmington

June 1, 2019

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal and local authorities are investigating a church fire in Farmington.

The Farmington Fire Department said in a statement that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church sustained substantial smoke and fire damage during the fire early Saturday morning but that nobody was injured.

The Fire Department said cause wasn’t immediately determined.

It said a San Juan County task force’s investigation includes the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives because the fire involves a church.

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