Burke County man charged with arson in church fire

One man is in custody following a fire at a church in Waynesboro.

At 11:15 a.m. Saturday, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and Waynesboro Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the old United Methodist Church in the 500 block of Barron Street.

According to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Corporal Michael Murphy of the sheriff’s office entered the building with firefighters. Murphy found Palmer Crumbley, 68, inside the burning building. Crumbley was turned over to Waynesboro Police and charged with arson in the first degree.

 

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