Fire That Destroyed Church Traced to Gas Tank

POSTED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 --- 10:35 a.m.

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- An explosion and fire that destroyed a historic church in Dunn County has been traced to a gas tank.

Fire investigators say there's nothing suspicious or criminal about the LP gas explosion that left the 99-year-old church near Colfax a charred pile of rubble.

A passer-by called the Dunn County Sheriff's Department Saturday about 9 p.m. to report the fire at St. John's Lutheran Church.

The Chippewa Herald says the 60-member congregation is worshipping at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in nearby Ridgeland.

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Information from: The Chippewa Herald, http://www.chippewa.com

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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