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Dickinson churches catch fire; preacher says arson

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Two Dickinson churches caught fire this morning and firefighters were on scene at both. A preacher at one of the churches believes arson is to blame.

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Church of Christ preacher Kenneth Anderson said someone broke a window and rewired a furnace at the church so it would not turn off. He believes it was arson.

Dickinson Fire Department firefighters continue cleaning up from the fires at both the Church of Christ and Hillside Baptist Church.

The west side of the Church of Christ is black and firefighters said flames were shooting out of the building when they arrived.

An investigation is under way and the cause is unknown, firefighters said of the Church of Christ.

The Gladstone Fire Department had firefighters on standby in case of other incidents.

The American Red Cross West Dakota Chapter was also at the churches, according to a press release.

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