Fire that destroyed north Mississippi church investigated as arson

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WMC) - Investigators say they found evidence that a church fire in north Mississippi was intentionally set.

Firefighters responded to First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs on Highway 178 just after 2 a.m. to find it fully engulfed by flames.

The church was destroyed.

Marshall County Major Kelly McMillan says most of the church members were out of town and were disappointed when they were notified.

McMillan says evidence found at the scene leads investigators to believe it was arson.

The church has about 100 to 150 members and has been in that location for several years.

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