MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is investigating a church fire in Memphis.
Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke says crews put out a fire at New Salem Fellowship Ministries church at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Cooke says no one was injured in the fire, which affected the rear of the church.
Cooke says the fire was intentionally set in an exterior stairwell. He says the building had $25,000 worth of damage plus another $5,000 in damage to contents inside.