Officials: Fire at Vale church may have been intentionally set

Image: Fox 46

An early morning fire at a church in Vale is under investigation – fire fighters calling it suspicious.

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WSIC News Partner Fox 46 reports that at least five fire departments were called to Providence Baptist Church around 2:00. Those crews found heavy flames and smoke coming from the church.

The Cooks Volunteer Fire Department tells Fox 46 the fire may have been intentionally set due to vandalism calling the church hateful towards LGBT individuals.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Author: WSIC editor