Fire Marshal: Total loss of Pulaski Church of God is more than $2.5 million after fire

PULASKI, Va. (WSET) -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Pulaski Fire Marshal's Office has concluded its joins investigation into the fire that destroyed the sanctuary building of the Pulaski Church of God on Bob White Boulevard last Tuesday.

Todd Garwood, Pulaski's Fire Marshal, wrote that the total loss of the building is estimated at more than $2.5 million.

The investigation concluded that the fire originated in a void space between the ceiling and the roof, but how the fire specifically started remains undetermined.

They did write that there is no indication the fire was an intentional act.

The Fire Marshal's office said it conducted over 60 interviews of people associated with the church as well as witnesses and first responders.

The Pulaski Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office said the ATF and NRT worked cohesively with the Pulaski Fire Marshal’s Office and the Pulaski Fire Department personnel throughout the duration of the investigation.

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