Arson investigation underway at Winston County church

Winston County officers are investigating an arson at a local church.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 11:10 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2018 12:51 PM

WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Winston County officers are investigating an arson at a local church. 

The fire happened at New Zion Baptist Church off Highpoint-Weir Road. 

Winston Web News reports firefighters were called to the church Wednesday morning sometime near 7:30 a.m. 

The fire was found in the pastor's office and was quickly extinguished. 

"It was discovered that a back window of the church had been pushed in, someone entered the building and set cushions and a pair of chairs on fire within the pastor's office," the website reports. 

A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999. 

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