Church Fires Archives

Suspect arrested in Louisiana black church arson cases

April 18, 2019

The first fire engulfed St. Mary Baptist Church in late March, incinerating nearly everything that stood within the historically black church. Pews turned to ash, and the brick walls burned so hot that they collapsed into piles of smoldering rubble in Port Barre. Then another black church in St. Landry Parish burned, and then another… [Read More]

This small Louisiana parish wants to know who burned three of their black churches to the ground

April 11, 2019

It is still unclear who or what is responsible for the burning of three historically black Louisiana churches in 10 days. It will take investigators time to sift through what evidence remains to determine if the blazes were intentionally set and if they are connected. As they do, residents and worshipers in the Louisiana parish… [Read More]