Fire Extinguisher Discharge Damages Southern Indiana Church

June 13, 2012

The pastor of a southern Indiana church say it could take weeks to clean up after vandals discharged a fire extinguisher throughout the building.

The vandalism happened after someone broke into River of Life Church in the Dubois County city of Huntingburg, coating the sanctuary with thick residue. Pastor Bill Longanecker tells WFIE-TV that the dust filled the church’s furnaces after circulating through the air system and damaged musical instruments, including a baby grand piano.

Police in the city about 40 miles northeast of Evansville estimate that damage comes to at least $30,000. No arrests were immediately made.

The congregation will hold services at another church until repairs are completed. Longanecker hopes to be back in the church next month.

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