Transcript for Federal authorities investigating fires at 3 black Louisiana churches
And next this evening, the FBI and the ATF are on the scene at this hour and searching for a possible arsonist behind a series of church fires in Louisiana. Three historically black churches going up in flames in the same parish. The suspicious fires, less than two weeks apart. ABC's Steve osunsami is on the scene, too, tonight. Reporter: Federal agents rushed to Louisiana. The ATF is here tonight with their national response team, and so is the FBI, looking for clues in these burned up pews and steeples, hoping they lead to whoever is responsible. At mt. Pleasant Baptist church, which burned on Thursday, you can still smell the smoke tonight from the police line. I don't understand it. You're at a place of worship, that you've been wore shipping for 40 years and then Sunday morning, you don't have it no more, for no reason. Reporter: At greater union Baptist, 11 miles away, someone burned it to the ground April 2nd. Another five miles from there, St. Mary Baptist church burned on March 26th. Today, we found hymn books and bibles that burned, too. All three are black Baptist churches and authorities fear they're looking for an arsonist and a racist. Whether it's a single person, a single technique, a single method, we're not ready to speak to that yet. But obviously there is a relation with these three fires. Reporter: Congressman clay Higgins, who represents this community in Washington, recorded and posted a video on Facebook promising justice. You will. You will be caught. You will be arrested. Reporter: God's house was burned, but not destroyed. Sunday services are now being held at a new church with welcoing arms. The state fire marshal is taking the lead in the investigation, and they say that they have no leads, it's still a mystery. They also say it's amazing no one was hurt, which the would have been had they been here at the time of this fire. This is what's left of the sanctuary. David? Heartbreaking scene there behind you Steve. Steve osunsami live in Louisiana.
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