JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
A fire at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City over the weekend was ruled accidental and caused about $100,000 worth of damage, according to a Missouri Department of Public Safety spokesman on Thursday.
An investigation found that the fire was accidental and started in a classroom near a dehumidifier. The investigator was unable to eliminate that as a possible cause, according to a MDPS spokesman.
Jefferson City and Cole County fire crews responded to a reported early morning fire at Trinity Lutheran School around 12:40 a.m. Saturday.
Fire personnel says the initial report was for a fire alarm, but crews arrived to find heavy smoke inside the building, upgraded the call to a structure fire, and dispatched more units.
Fire officials said no one was in the building at the time of the fire.