Fire at New Korean Church in Georgia Deemed Arson

August 7, 2009

Georgia officials say a fire at a new, multimillion dollar Korean megachurch Wednesday morning was the work of a repeat arsonist.

Gwinnett County Fire Department Capt. Thomas Rutledge says officials believe the same person set fires at Zion United Methodist Church three times since last August.

The believe that Wednesday morning, someone stood outside a side door of the church, poured gasoline on the ground until it seeped into the interior of the building and then lit it on fire.

Officials found grafitti of upside down crosses scrawled on the building.

The fire damage was minimal because a sprinkler head extinguished the blaze before firefighters arrived.

Associate pastor David Yun says the fire has delayed the sanctuary’s opening by several weeks.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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