Firefighter hurt battling church fire

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 9:38 AM

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. -- A firefighter injured his neck battling a church fire in Mountlake Terrace Wednesday morning and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The fire at Mount Zion Lutheran Church started before 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters punched a hole in the roof as they fought the flames.

The injury to the firefighter was not considered serious, but he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Investigators initially thought it was an arson after finding what they believed to be an incendiary device. They later realized it was a Snapple bottle and a pile of cigarettes. They now believe it may have been an accident, but the exact cause was not immediately given.

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