Arson investigation underway, church van set on fire

(WBIR – KNOXVILLE) Authorities responded to a call of a fire at College Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sunday night.

The call came in around 9:47 p.m.

Authorities found a Chevy Astro van burning in the church parking lot on the 1800 block of Brandau Street.

Authorities also found a pile of burning debris in front of a door at the church.

Arson investigators do not believe this was a hate crime.

Instead, they believe it was vandalism.

Authorities are still looking for the arsonists as the investigation is ongoing.


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