I was sent out a couple of weeks ago from the newsroom at KZRK to gather intel on a fire next to Candlestick Inn. An Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agent had just been on the scene and confirmed the fire was suspicious. The Mt. Branson Church of God was in the process of construction and the congregation was planning on moving to the new building over the summer. The $250,000 structure was a total loss.
Special Agent Michael Schmitz went public with the findings yesterday placing a $7,500 dollar reward by the Fire Marshall over the wire. To collect call 1-888-ATF-FIRE or you can place a call to the Taney County Sheriff's Department (417) 334-3440