Man burns down Historic Church claims he ‘Heard Voices’ threatening to ‘Mutilate’ him if he didn’t burn it down from End Time Headlines
A heartbreaking scene unfolded last week in Portland, Oregon, after a historic church was burned so severely it is now being torn down. The inferno reportedly broke out last Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. at the former Portland Korean Church, a 118-year-old building with historic roots.
The house of worship had been vacant since 2015 and had been sold to a dentist. The building had been in disrepair after a previous 2020 fire — a cause for which was reportedly undetermined — broke out, according to The Oregonian. A company began demolishing the building Friday, just two days after the latest fire left it uninhabitable.
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The massive fire, which also damaged a nearby home, required “extensive resources including 12 fire engines, six ladder trucks, four battalion chiefs, and 75 Portland Fire and Rescue Personnel,” according to a statement from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Before its sale, the building was Oregon’s oldest Koren congregation. The church’s roots date back to 1905, when the structure was built to house the First Evangelical Church.
“I cannot confirm the person identifies as transgender,” Portland Fire’s Public Information Officer Rick Graves told Fox News. “The suspect was booked and arrested under their given name, which is traditionally a name given to individuals born male at birth.”
During questioning, Storer reportedly indicated he wanted to be called a name aligning with “someone who is female at birth,” with Graves noting “there was no visual indication of any femininity of the suspect.” Storer allegedly walked into the Multnomah County Detention Center Jan. 4 and admitted to the fire, telling officials he used a lighter, according to Blaze Media.