BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – A small fire has been extinguished at a Pennsylvania church that was severely damaged earlier this week by another blaze that authorities say was deliberately set.
The latest fire at Iglesia Pentecostal de Bethlehem was reported around 2 a.m. Thursday and was quickly contained. No injuries were reported, but the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
The fire came two days after authorities say someone set a fire that gutted the church’s sanctuary and caused smoke and water damage throughout the building. No injuries were reported in that fire, and a motive for setting the blaze remains under investigation.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information on Tuesday’s fire.