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Arsonists set fire to meetinghouse

ROSE, Idaho — Arsonists piled up furniture at the front entrance of a meetinghouse here and set the structure afire, according to the Associated Press. Rose 2nd Ward Bishop Ken Wixom discovered the blackened walls, cracked glass and melted light fixtures inside the Rose Ward meetinghouse, seven miles north of Blackfoot, Idaho, when he arrived to prepare for Sunday meetings at about 7 a.m. The building had been recently remodeled.

Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray said the fire extinguished itself and the building sustained little structural damage but substantial smoke damage.