Church fire sparked by electrical problem

Firefighters went into defensive mode after a massive fire erupted on Wednesday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in northeast Houston

August 5, 2010 2:20:25 PM PDT
We have an update to breaking news we were following yesterday. Investigators now say the cause of a massive fire at the Blessed Hope Baptist Church in northeast Houston was accidental. Arson investigators with the Houston Fire Department say the fire was sparked by an electrical problem. The two-alarm blaze burned the church's fellowship hall, kitchen and financial offices.

Firefighters managed to stop the flames before they reached the church sanctuary, but it still suffered water damage.

No one was hurt and church leaders plan to hold services at the church on Sunday.


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