6 St. Louis Churches Torched in 2 Weeks

A serial arsonist is believed to be responsible for the fires at the historically black churches.
1:19 | 10/21/15

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We turn to those church fires in St. Louis. Six predominantly black churches damaged in the past two weeks and Alex Perez is in St. Louis with the latest. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Hey, good morning, George. I want to show you some of the damage. The front of this church completely blackened by the flames. Son-in-law of the siding even melting from the building. Authorities believe one person may be responsible for all of the incidents. This morning, investigators are scrambling searching for a serial arsonist believed to be responsible for setting fires to at least six churches. The churches targeted all just outside St. Louis located within three miles of each other. Each fire starting at the front doors, each one set in the dead of night. It is arson. These are being intentionally set. Reporter: Though different denominations the congregations mostly black complicated racial tensions in an area still recovering from the riots following the 2014 police involved shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael brown. This church forced to hold services on their front lawn because of fire damage to the building. Very similar type fires, so they are very suspicious. It could be considered a hate crime. Reporter: And authorities now this morning hoping someone who saw something may help lead them to an arrest.

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