Police question person of interest for second Concord church fire

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CONCORD, Calif. (KRON) — A church property under escrow has caught fire for the second time within a week – and police believe it could be arson.

The Church of the Nazarene in Concord first caught fire on Thursday morning, with nearby roads closed so firefighters could extinguish the blaze in one of the churches two-story buildings.

Investigators said the fire on Ashbury Drive originated near belongings of someone sheltering in a crawlspace.

On Monday morning, firefighters went back to the church to battle the second fire at a different part of the complex.

Investigators returned to determine how the second fire sparked, resulting in a person being taken in for questioning by the Concord Police Department.

No injuries were reported, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

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