Arsonist sets fire to free library at Lincoln church, police say

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A free library at a local church was set on fire and destroyed by an unknown person, Lincoln Police say.

The fire was reported around 1:31 p.m. on Wednesday at the United Church of Christ near 63rd and Adams Street.

A pastor told officers someone had set fire to the “Little Free Library” in the church’s front yard.  Police believe the library had been set on fire overnight.

Fire Inspector Chris Crocker says the fire started inside the library’s cabinet.  Police estimate the total loss at $100.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000.

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