Cam­bridge church fire con­sid­ered to be ar­son

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL -

CAM­BRIDGE — The Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal’s Of­fice is seek­ing help from the pub­lic for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the per­son or peo­ple who in­ten­tion­ally set fire to a Cam­bridge church Tues­day morn­ing, Sept. 11.

Ac­cord­ing to fire of­fi­cials, at about 7:26 a.m., Cam­bridge Res­cue Fire Com­pany was alerted to re­spond to the 800 block of Rob­bins Street in Cam­bridge for an ex­tin­guished fire. Upon their ar­rival at the Refuge Tem­ple Church of God, fire per­son­nel found the re­mains of a fire that had been ex­tin­guished by mem­bers of the church. Based on the na­ture of the in­ci­dent, the Cam­bridge Po­lice Depart­ment and state fire mar­shal were re­quested to the scene.

Fire of­fi­cials said the fire was set in­ten­tion­ally and orig­i­nated at the front en­trance doors of the on­estory, metal-built church.

Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, sev­eral items of ev­i­dence were col­lected in an ef­fort to iden­tify the per­son or peo­ple re­spon­si­ble. The Bureau of Al­co­hol, To­bacco, Firearms and Ex­plo­sives is as­sist­ing with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

If any­one has in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent, call the Lower East­ern Re­gion Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal at 410-713-3780.


A Tues­day, Sept. 11, fire at Refuge Tem­ple Church of God in Cam­bridge was ruled an ar­son.

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