MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Fire investigators are searching for an arsonist after being called to two separate fires Thursday at a vacant East Memphis church.
MFD said it responded to the first fire at Colonial Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 1500 S. Perkins Road about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. It took firefighters just over 15 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Firefighters were called back to the same church about 10:40 p.m., and it took them just over ten minutes to bring the fire under control.
No one was injured. Total damage is estimated at about $50,000.
Investigators said both fires had been set, one in a first-floor classroom, and the other in a second-floor classroom.
Anyone with information on who set the fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the Tennessee State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017.