Investigators search for arsonist who set fire to vacant Memphis church


Courtesy Memphis Fire Department

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Investigators are trying to determine who set fire to a vacant Memphis church Sunday night.

It happened about 9:00 p.m. at the vacant church in the 400 block of N. Perkins Road. About 129 emergency personnel responded to the fire, which took hours, until 2:00 a.m., to bring under control.

No one was hurt in the fire. Total damage is estimated at $670,000.

Courtesy Memphis Fire Department

Investigators say the fire had been intentionally sat in several places inside the building.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. 

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