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Bethlehem Church fire declared arson

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BETHLEHEM, LEHIGH COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Investigators say a fire at a Spanish-language church in Bethlehem is a case of arson.

Firefighters were called to the Iglesia Pentecostal de Bethlehem Church Tuesday night.

Most of the damage appears to be from smoke and soot, but officials are still evaluating the structure. Police believe someone entered the church sanctuary and started the fire.

The ATF is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to a successful prosecution.


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