wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FOOTBALL FRENZY: Browns Lead Ravens 14-10 In Third Quarter; Dennis Pitta Suffers Serious Injury Stats & Recaps | Play The Pro Football Challenge | Ravens News | Upload Your Purple Pride Photos | View Gallery | Expert Picks | Knockout Pool | Baltimore Gameday Uncensored

Local

Church Fire Causes $80,000 In Damage, Called Arson

View Comments
(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

POTOMAC HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say a fire that caused $80,000 in damage to a Charles County church was intentionally set.

The blaze was reported about 6:30 a.m. in the Potomac Heights Baptist Church. An employee arriving for work saw smoke coming from the building. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire had burned itself out.

Investigators say accelerants were poured inside the church through a broken window in the sanctuary and ignited.

The fire damaged carpeting, upholstered chairs and the interior wall.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,220 other followers