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Arson investigators called to fire at Flint church building

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Arson investigators were called to a fire at an old church building in Flint.

It happened early Friday morning at 1801 Lewis Place.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found heavy flames shooting out the roof of the building. Aerial crews were called in to douse the flames. 

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Carrie Edwards-Clemons, with the Flint Fire Department, said firefighters were called to the building a couple weeks ago.

"We've had multiple incidents at this address including police incidents, as well as past fires," Battalion Chief Ramsey Clapper said.

A neighbor said after a blaze at the old church last week, emergency crews found a couple of Molotov cocktails. Penny Money, neighbor, said the same type of incendiary devices were evident on Friday.

"We just went around the side yard and there's a whole lot of cocktail bottles out there now. And we've told the fire department and let them know," Money said.

The building was a former three-story church, but was turned into a residence, according to officials at the scene. Luckily, the residents moved out recently. 

Arson investigators have been called to evaluate the scene, Edwards-Clemons said.

A Flint city demolition crew was called to take down the rest of the building.

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