Detectives investigate several suspected arsons

Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA
Source: WWL-TV in New Orleans, LA

SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) - Detectives are trying to track down a suspect they are calling a serial arsonist.

Four fires, all within an hour's time, were reported in the Slidell area Wednesday night. Also, all of the fires happened just blocks from one another.

One of the buildings destroyed by flames was a church built in 1886. WWL-TV reports the Light of the World Church had been vacant since Hurricane Katrina, but was in the process of being repaired.

St. Tammany Fire District No. 1 and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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