According to Centre Fire Chief Jeremy Lee, his department responded to a church fire at St. Mary’s Methodist Church on Saturday.
Units arrived at the location at 620 West Main Street in Centre to find a fire on one of the pews and a flag which had been 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.
The Alabama State Fire Marshal is performing an investigation into the matter.