North Carolina church burnings appear connected
February 15, 1998
Several church fires are being investigated as arsons
Web posted at: 1:41 p.m. EST (1841 GMT)
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (CNN) -- A spokesman for the
Charlotte Fire Department confirmed to CNN Sunday that
flammable liquids were used to ignite two church fires
Both Moore's Chapel United Methodist Church and New Apostolic
Church in northwest Charlotte suffered moderate exterior
damage from fire and smoke, according to fire department
spokesman Capt. Rob Brisley.
No injuries were reported.
On Thursday evening, the Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church
suffered roughly the same damage when the door was ignited
with a flammable liquid.
Brisley told CNN that all three fires were very similar in
origin and were likely connected. He said all three remained