Fire marshal unable to find cause of church blaze

LINEBORO, Md. - State and federal investigators say they are unable to find the cause of a blaze that destroyed the Lazarus Church , a 160-year-old landmark in Carroll County.

The Fire Marshal says that the area of origin for the fire was determined to involved the sanctuary and attic space directly above.

Due to the excessive damage from the blaze, a cause of the fire cannot be determined by state and federal officials.

Officials say the total loss and damage of the church and its contents is placed at approximately $4 million.

Neighbors first discovered the fire on December 3 shortly after 4 a.m.


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