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Fire Damages Fellowship Hall At Sampson County Church

Posted June 1, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— Sampson County investigators think they know what caused an explosion Tuesday night at a historic church near Clinton. They are still trying to determine who is responsible.

Investigators say someone broke a window and stole a gas heater from the Fellowship Hall of the White Oak Baptist Church.

The gas line was still exposed when the hot water heater came on, touching off a spark.

No one was hurt.