FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police say someone intentionally set fire to a North Carolina church, and a suspect has been arrested.
Media outlets report firefighters reached Camp Ground United Methodist Church in Fayetteville on Tuesday night and found smoke coming out of the back of the building and a fire at the back door.
Fayetteville police Sgt. Shawn Strepay said someone set fire to a gasoline can near the church’s back door. Strepay said the fire burned the door and an air conditioning unit and caused smoke damage. He said there were several members of the church inside the building at the time of the fire, but none of them was hurt.
Strepay said a suspect was arrested Wednesday, but he couldn’t provide additional details.
Local and federal authorities are investigating the fire.