LINCOLN, Neb. — Police say arson is suspected in an early morning three-alarm fire that caused significant damage to a church in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) the fire was reported about 2 a.m. Monday at Belmont Baptist Church.

Lincoln Battalion Chief Jeremy Gegg says it took crews about 45 minutes to control the fire. He says the fire caused significant damage and part of the roof collapsed, but a fire door inside the building kept flames contained to one area.

There were no injuries.

On Monday afternoon, police said arson is suspected and that fire investigators were being helped in the investigation by the Omaha fire department’s arson dog and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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