West Philadelphia church fire ruled accidental

Another fire has ripped through a Somerville home, leaving authorities wondering if it's tied to a string of arsons in the area. (Metro file photo)
(Metro file photo)

Fire officials announced today that faulty wiring caused a blaze that damaged the sanctuary of a two-story West Philadelphia church Sunday morning.

The Fire Marshal’s office determined the cause of fire, which sparked at 4:05 a.m. at the Faith Outreach Ministries for All People at 5928 Master Street, was accidental.

Officials said the fire originated in the second floor office, and caused severe damage to both the office and the sanctuary. The fire was declared under control at 4:32 a.m.

One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

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