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UPDATE: Arson suspected in North Las Vegas church fire

Posted at 5:21 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 20:52:29-04

UPDATE: Officials say the fire is being investigated as an arson. There is an estimated $10,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.


NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV)-- A fire at a church in North Las Vegas may have been intentionally set.

The fire happened Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church near Lake Mead and 5th Street.

"I'd be curious to know what was going on in the individual's life that would have caused him to go to this extent," Rev. Charles Wright said.

He told 13 Action News that many homeless people hang around the church.

"Always praying we do have a number of homeless individuals and folk that are roaming the area and hanging out around the church in that fashion so that's an ongoing situation that well be praying for," Wright said.

Despite the damage, the pastor says he is not canceling a single thing due to the fire.

The pastor says that people have thrown things through the church's windows before but he's never seen an attack this bad.

The fire, which caused minimal damage, was reported at 12:35 a.m.

No arrests have been made and the fire is under investigation.