Church fire sparked by electrical problem in Midtown area


The fire broke out around 4:30am at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Caroline and Francis. Firefighters suspect this to be an electrical fire. They were able to quickly contain the fire on the second floor of the sanctuary.

Fire crews say there was quite of bit of smoke damage, but that damage inside is moderate. They chose not to break any windows to ventilate the fire, but at least one window did shatter from the heat of the fire.

The church had apparently just recently upgraded its electrical system and arson is looking into that electrical box.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.

Traffic is being blocked off in the area due to the fire trucks.

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