MFD: Authorities say fire intentionally set in church sanctuary

MFD: Authorities say fire intentionally set in church sanctuary
Crew are investigating after authorities say a fire was intentionally set in Memphis church. (Source: Memphis Fire Department)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Fire investigators are searching for information after a fire was intentionally set in the sanctuary of a church on Park Avenue, according to MFD.

Firefighters were called to the 3300 block of Park Avenue on Feb. 24 around 3:00 p.m. When crews arrived to the scene, firefighters reported smoke was visible from a three-story church.

The fire was brought under control about 30 minutes later. No firefighters or civilians were injured.

Officials said the building did not have a sprinkler system. Total damage is estimated to be $10,000 for the building and $5,000 in contents.

Officials believe the fire was intentionally set in the sanctuary.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.

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