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Arson blamed for church fire

This photo taken in Arlington, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and supplied by the Gilliam County Sheriff's office, shows the Church of the Nazarene that was gutted by fire the same morning.  The sheriff's office says investigators have concluded the fire that destroyed the historic church was caused by arson, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information.

This photo taken in Arlington, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and supplied by the Gilliam County Sheriff's office, shows the Church of the Nazarene that was gutted by fire the same morning. The sheriff's office says investigators have concluded the fire that destroyed the historic church was caused by arson, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information. AP Photo/Gilliam County Sheriff

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Gilliam County sheriff's office says investigators have concluded a fire that destroyed a historic church in the Columbia Gorge town Arlington was caused by arson, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information.

The fire at the Church of the Nazarene was the second this year.

The church building was damaged in July by what investigators said was one of four suspicious within weeks of each other. The church was having the building repaired when fire broke out again on Tuesday.

The building was extensively damaged and was considered a total loss.

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