ATF charges 2 suspects in 5 Texas church fires -

ATF charges 2 suspects in 5 Texas church fires

TYLER, Texas (AP) -- Federal authorities say they have charged two suspects in a series of church fires in Texas.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Tom Crowley says 19-year-old Jason Robert Bourque and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister have been charged Sunday with five counts of felony arson in connection with fires at churches in Smith County, east Texas.

Authorities believe at least 11 blazes at churches in Texas since the start of the year have been set intentionally.

Crowley says he has no information on attorneys for the suspects.

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