Fires Ruled Arson

Montgomery,Alabama – State Fire Marshal Ed Paulk is naming the cause of the blaze that destroyed two rural churches in Chambers County; the cause is arson.

The Union Hill CME Church near the community of Oak Bowery and the Liberty CME Church, located about 7 miles away, were both destroyed on February 15th.

Paul says no connection has been made between the two fires.

There were no injuries in either blaze.

Officials are also investigating the blaze in Lee County at Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church in Salem.