In the weeks since the deadly shooting that killed nine at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, seven black churches have burned across five states. While the investigations into these fires is ongoing, authorities are now issuing the causes for some of the fires.
State officials have ruled that Tuesday’s fire that burned down Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greelyville, South Carolina was likely started by natural causes
Mt. Zion AME Church fire in SC caused by lightning. No criminal intent. The investigation is completepic.twitter.com/SIY1yY4QmA