Mormon church in southern Nevada destroyed by fire |

Mormon church in southern Nevada destroyed by fire

The Associated Press

LOGANDALE ” A fire official says federal investigators are joining the probe of a pre-dawn blaze that destroyed a Mormon church in a small Nevada farming town northeast of Las Vegas.

Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says there’s no immediate indication of foul play in the 4 a.m. fire that engulfed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sanctuary in Logandale.

But he says the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating because it’s a church fire.

Allison says firefighters from Clark County, North Las Vegas and Mesquite were able to save an office building and church records, but the sanctuary was a total loss.

No injuries are reported.

Allison says the church is the first and oldest Mormon congregation in the Moapa (moe-AH’-pah) Valley town about 55 miles from Las Vegas.