Source: Bob Warren - NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives today (February 9, 2018) said it is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for burning down a Washington Parish church February 1, 2018.
The ATF, the state Fire Marshal's Office and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry are investigating the arson fire that consumed the Monroe Creek Missionary Baptist Church north of Louisiana 436, as well as a series of wildfires near the church between January 25 and February 1, ATF said in a news release.
The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office said several fire districts as well as the department in Franklinton responded to the church fire. No one was reported injured in the fire.
Anyone with information about the fires should call the ATF at 1-888-283-3473, the agency said.