County Fire Marshal Believes Historic Church Fire an Act of Arson


On Friday, March 3, the fire that caused major damage to the Historic Cedar Grove Church in Genoa Arkansas is reported to have been an act of arson by Miller County Fire Marshal Garry Sumner. 

The church, built in 1833, has no utilities and is only used now for special events is located on MC 266 has been damaged and vandalized many times before. It is believed that a fire was started with paper on a table inside the 184-year-old structure.

The investigation continues and the Miller County Fire Marshal will be turning his findings over tot he Miller County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.


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