DBFD: Fire Deliberately Set At Master’s Domain Church In Daytona Beach

By on May 5, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – An arson investigation is underway after the Master’s Domain Church in Daytona Beach was damaged by a fire on Wednesday night.

According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department, the blaze was deliberately set some time around midnight on May 3. The Police Department wasn’t notified until about 7:30 AM the following day.

When police got on scene church workers had already started cleaning up the damage and there was no active fire. Police asked firefighters to come assess the damage, and they decided to notify the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation.

Master’s Domain Church, located at 211 Bay St, is currently owned by a bank and isn’t used for church services anymore, but functions like church dinners still occasionally happen inside the building. According to the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation, people live inside the church off and on but they don’t know if anyone was living there at the time of the fire, which caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to an interior hallway.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was called to assist in the arson investigation. According to the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, which used to be known as the State Fire Marshal, it’s protocol to include the ATF in arson investigations involving a church because it could be considered a hate crime.

There is currently no suspect or person of interest currently in custody. Anyone with information about the incident should call the Arson Tip Hotline at 1-877-NoArson (1-877-662-7766).

Photo courtesy Robert Keresztes and Shutterstock.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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