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DENVER - Officers are questioning a person of interest after two early morning fires, separated by two blocks and two hours, were determine to be related and not accidental.

Officials say the first fire happened at around 4 a.m. at the Rocky Mountain Miracle Center which is located in the 1900 block of South Monroe.

Flames caused some minor damage to the church and a nearby home. Crews say the fire started inside the church and spread to a nearby shed. At least four trucks responded and crews were able to get the fire out quickly. No one was injured.

The second fire happened just two blocks away at around 6 a.m. in the 1900 block of South Cook. The fire is said to be under control but investigators have determined that the two fires are related.

Officials also say they fires were not accidental. Details about the person of interest were not immediately released.

9NEWS.com will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
 
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