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Arson Investigation At Berry Church Near Galt

A fire at the Berry Church, north of Galt, did extensive damage Sunday morning.  The Grundy County Sheriff’s Department and State Fire Marshal were called to investigate.  The church had not been in use for some time.

State Fire Marshal Investigator Adam Crouch says the building was broken into and a fire was set inside.  Neighbors or passers-by noticed the fire, called for assistance, and were trying to put out the fire when the fire crews arrived.  Crouch says extensive damage was done to the interior of the building.

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individuals involved.  If you have information, call the arson tip line at 1-800- 39ARSON or call the Grundy County Sheriff’s office at 660-359-2828

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