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Arson suspected in rural church fire

BAGLEY -- Arson is suspected in a fire that gutted a church in rural Clearwater County.

The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office received a report at 5:05 a.m. Friday of a fire at Zion Lutheran Church in Eddy Township. The Clearbrook Fire Department, assisted by the Bagley Fire Department, responded to the scene.

Upon preliminary investigation, firefighters found two points of origin for the fire.

Arson is suspected and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the state fire marshal are conducting an investigation.

No one was found at the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to call the arson tip line at 1-800-723-2020 or contact the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.