A 97-year-old Los Angeles church catches on fire for the 2nd time in 2 years

A 97-year-old Los Angeles church has caught on fire for the second time in two years, with the latest blaze being investigated as arson.

The incident: On Saturday evening, the fire started in the sanctuary of St. John’s United Methodist Church, moving to the balcony.
* No injuries were reported, and 32 firefighters extinguished the fire after about 20 minutes.

Prior issue: In February 2022, another fire broke out in the church’s sanctuary, causing significant damage.
* No one was hurt during that incident, which took place in the Watts neighborhood of southern Los Angeles.

Current situation: At the time of Saturday’s fire, the church was holding services in the parking lot while renovating the building after the first fire.

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