UPDATE: Crews Believe Tallahassee Church Fire is Result of Electrical Arching

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Jun 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 11:52:56-04

UPDATE, 6/26/15 10:14 P.M. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) responds to an early morning church fire in the 2200 block of St. Marks Street. Crews say a nearby citizen called in the fire about 5:15 a.m. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze within 30 minutes of arrival.

According to TFD spokesperson, no injuries were reported from the scene and the fire resulted in a total loss, estimated at $700,00.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire crews say early indications point to electrical arching. They say a large tree limb fell on the property, pulling the electrical service line away from the church, likely causing the electrical arc.


Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL)---Fire crews are investigating a structure fire in Tallahassee. Around 5:15 a.m on Friday morning, crews were called out to Greater Miracle Temple on the corner of Wakulla Street and Campbell Street.

No one was inside the church when officials arrived however; investigators are looking into the cause. 

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