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West Philadelphia church fire ruled accidental

Fire officials announced today that faulty wiring sparked a blaze at a West Philadelphia church Sunday morning, fire marshall's office said.

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 at5928 Master Street, was accidental.

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

One firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

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