Thursday, September 11, 2008

Temple Fire

Some sad news this morning from Minnesota - I was actually at the gym when our local temple appeared on the TV screen showing a scorched front entrance. So very sad. We actually had a RS Temple trip planned for tonight - I assume the temple will be closed today due to the investigation. You can learn more about the importance and sacredness of temples here.

"Fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Oakdale. At this point, officials believe it may be a case of arson. The fire started just before three Wednesday morning at the church, located on 2140 Hadley Avenue. By the time crews arrived, the fire had run its course and had self-extinguished. The fire was mostly confined to the front doors, but Anderson says some light smoke got into a front room. Church leaders estimate the damage at $25,000. Investigators found no signs of forced entry, and authorities don't believe the case is a hate crime."


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