Arson investigators suspect a link between fires at two churches in a small South Texas farming town.
The fires around 6 a.m. Friday damaged the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Mission and First Baptist Church in Hargill, a remote community of about 850 residents 20 miles northeast of McAllen.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames before they did irreparable damage.
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Hidalgo County Fire Marshal Juan Martinez said that in both cases someone hurled a brick through a window to gain entry and used a flammable liquid to fuel the fires.
Martinez said investigators have developed no suspect or motive.