A new stake center for the St. George East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was heavily damaged by fire early Saturday.
Fire officials there are saying the fire was intentionally set.
“Whether you believe this faith or not, it doesn’t matter. This is sacred ground,” said resident Michelle Tooke. “This is the Mormon’s place of worship, and to see the devastation, it just breaks my heart. It’s gut-wrenching.”
Story by Wendy Leonard, Deseret News; lead image by Chris Caldwell, The Spectrum and Daily News