Firefighters battle flames at north Charlotte church


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Firefighters battled flames and smoke at a north Charlotte church early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to Faith Liberation Community Christian Church on Moretz Avenue near Lucerna Street around 2:30 a.m.

The fire chief told Channel 9 that the fire started in the kitchen, and that most of the damage was confined to that room. There was some smoke damage to the rest of the church.

One person was inside when the fire started but was able to get out safely.

Investigators said the fire was electrical in nature and caused roughly $40,000 in damage.