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 amotive 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.