Person of interest detained after fire heavily damages Energy United Methodist Church

ENERGY, Ill. (WJPF) – A person of interest has been detained in connection to a series of arson fires early Friday morning in Herrin and Energy.

The Energy United Methodist suffered the worst damage and is likely a total loss.  Other fires were small and resulted in minimal damage.  No injuries have been reported.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.

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