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posted: 6/20/2012 9:02 PM

ATF investigating Geneva church fire

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been called in to investigate a minor fire at a Geneva church. The move was a matter of protocol, according to Geneva police, after the Saturday evening fire at the First Baptist Church, 3435 Keslinger Road.

Geneva fire officials said the blaze started in an enclosed area outside the church that had trash bins in it. The fire caused about $5,000 in damage.

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The fire caused minor damage to the church's siding.

Geneva police and fire crews responded to the blaze about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, and the fire was quickly extinguished.

Geneva police said the fire was turned over to ATF because it occurred at a house of worship.

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