- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a Baptist church fire in Memphis.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, together with the Memphis Fire Department and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, announced the reward Friday.

Memphis fire officials say the blaze took place Sept. 28 at New Salem Fellowship Ministries. Authorities have said the fire was intentionally set in an exterior stairwell at the rear of the church. No one was injured in the fire, which caused about $30,000 in damage.

The ATF says security cameras in the area captured someone described as a “person of interest” in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the fire should contact the ATF at 888-ATF-FIRE.


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