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Burned Mississippi church had “Vote Trump” sprayed on it

Angie Quezada, Delta Daily News

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Authorities say a fire has partially damaged a church in Mississippi.

The words “Vote Trump” were spray-painted on an outside wall.

Fire Chief Ruben Brown tells The Associated Press that firefighters found flames and smoke pouring from the sanctuary of the Hopewell M.B Church just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

He says the sanctuary sustained heavy damage, while the kitchen and pastor’s office received water and smoke damage.

He says investigators don’t know yet if it is a case of arson.

The FBI and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are helping with the investigation.

Brown says there was also a political message spray-painted on the side of the church, but would not say what the message said.

“Vote Trump” is clearly visible in images of the church broadcast on television sites.