A man is in custody Saturday for allegedly starting a fire at a church in Palmdale.
Deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded at approximately 2:50 a.m. after receiving a call regarding a fire at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in the 1700 block of East Avenue R, Lt. Martinez told City News Service.
Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department also responded to the fire and determined that a piano in the church had been set on fire.
The flames were quickly extinguished and deputies arrested a man at the scene for allegedly breaking into the church and starting the fire.
Video from the scene showed broken glass at the church’s front door and soot from the blaze at the charred remains of the fire.