Black church fire is ruled arson
Authorities say a fire that damaged a predominantly black church in Macon, Ga., has been ruled arson.
The f ire was reported at God’s Power of Church of Christ early Tuesday. Macon- Bibb County Fire Sgt. Ben Gleaton told local news outlets that investigators determined the f ire was intentionally set, but he didn’t provide details on what led to that conclusion.
Gleaton says there’s no evidence indicating the f ire was a hate crime.
Authorities have said electronics and other equipment had also been stolen in two burglaries.
Firefighters in Charlotte, N. C., have said a blaze at a black church Wednesday was also intentionally set.
The f ires come about a week after nine churchgoers were fatally shot at a black church in Charleston, S. C. An avowed white supremacist is charged with the slayings.