Arson Investigators Probe Church Fire

Arson investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at a West Side church.

It started around 2:40 a.m. Thursday at Corona de Vida Assembly of God on S.W. 37th Street.

“They were able to keep the fire from spreading into the sanctuary and the offices of the church, but it did affect some parts of the building,” said Joe Arrington with the San Antonio Fire Department.

Parts of the church were under renovation, which made it even more treacherous for fire crews.

“They had plywood on the floor covering up some holes, so there were safety concerns for our firefighters. Obviously, when it’s smoky and dark inside you can’t see very well, so our crews took extra caution to make sure no one fell through the floor,” Arrington told KTSA News

No one was injured in the early-morning fire.


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