Fire that destroyed church purchased by white separatist Craig Cobb ruled arson

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NOME, N.D. - Investigators say the fire that destroyed a church purchased by a white separatist Craig Cobb was intentionally set.

The state fire marshal says it was started by an "open flame device" near a door of the building in Nome.

Cobb was renovating the century-old building, and it had no electrical service or heat.