SAN JOSE – One person is in custody following a fire Wednesday at a church near San Jose State University, authorities said.

Crews were called to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at 405 South 10th St. at 2:33 p.m. for a report of a fire, said San Jose Fire Department spokesperson Erica Ray.

As of 4:50 p.m., the fire was knocked down but not yet under control, according to Ray.

Ray described the damage to the church as “significant.” No injuries were reported.

Witnesses pointed out a suspect, who was arrested in connection with the fire, Ray said.

“San Jose fire will continue to investigate the incident,” Ray said.

South 10th Street was closed between East San Fernando and East William streets as a result of the fire.

Check back for updates.

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Source:: The Mercury News


Arrest made in connection with fire at San Jose church

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