MFD investigating fire at local church

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Fire officials are investigating a fire at a local church.

Firefighters responded to an alarm fire at Smothers Chapel CME Church, 800 N. Claybrook St., Saturday evening around 7:49 p.m.

MFD said smoke was visible from the one-story church.

The fire was under control by 8:05 p.m., and no firefighters or civilians were injured, MFD said.

The church did not have a sprinkler system.

The building sustained smoke, fire and water damage.

Total damage is estimated at $7,000.

MFD said the fire was intentionally set in multiple places inside the church.

The blaze remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident and any arson-related crimes are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH (2274) or the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-762-3017. You could be eligible to receive a cash reward from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.