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Authorities: West Tennessee church fires were intentionally set

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BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal investigators have determined that two January church fires in West Tennessee were intentionally set.

The fires at Trinity United Methodist Church in Haywood County and Cowboy Church in Lauderdale County were both set on Jan. 7.

Special Agent Michael Knight with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tells The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/19SrOzJ) there are no suspects in the fires. Knight says lab results revealed the presence of the same ignitable liquid at both scenes. He says liquid is kerosene, gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid.

A break-in also occurred at Springhill Baptist Church in Haywood County on the same day, but investigators have not determined if it was related to the fires.

Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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