May 15, 2022–6:33 p.m.
The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a church fire in Centre on Saturday.
Firefighters arrived at St. Mary’s Methodist Church on West Main Street to find a fire on one of the pews and a flag burned on a flag stand.
The pew was immediately removed from the building with the active timbers being extinguished; the structure suffered minor smoke damage throughout.
A detailed search of the facility was carried out and no other signs of fire were found.