Authorities Suspect Arson In Church Fire

Authorities are investigating a fire at a Grand Junction church and say they suspect arson.

Investigators believe someone intentionally started a fire at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Friday night.

According to the Grand Junction Fire Department, the arsonist may have used paper to start the fire near the church's alter. The building suffered smoke damage and some carpet and drapes were burned.

The arson is the latest in a series against the church. Last year the Catholic Outreach Day Center, which provides services for the homeless, was burned twice by arson.

Father Edmundo Valera says he hopes the Catholic church is not being targeted.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call Crimestoppers at 241– STOP.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 7831872 -
Gray Television, Inc.