KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE | The ATF says it has completed a preliminary investigation and does not believe foul play to be the cause of the fire.
.@ATFKansasCity & @GrandviewMOFD have completed their initial investigation into last night’s fire at The Apostolic Church in Grandview, MO and have found no indication of criminal activity or foul-play. https://t.co/8D8dZILsLO— ATF Kansas City (@ATFKansasCity) July 14, 2022
EARLIER | Kansas City's ATF office is investigating an overnight fire at a Grandview church near 71 Highway and Main Street.
ATF investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire at Apostolic Church that caused "significant damage."
The investigation comes as there is a congressional mandate to investigate fires at houses of worship, according to the ATF.
HAPPENING NOW: @ATFKansasCity Special Agent/Fire Investigators have responded to the Apostolic Church, assisting @GrandviewMOFD in determining the cause of an overnight fire that caused significant damage. ATF has a Congressional mandate to investigate fires at houses of worship pic.twitter.com/UaQMh9MItH— ATF Kansas City (@ATFKansasCity) July 14, 2022
Grandview Fire Department firefighters were called to the building around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
No one was inside the church at the time of the fire, and no one was hurt.