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San Jose Firefighters Contain Church Fire, Police Arrest Man for Arson

San Jose police have arrested a man who set fire near the United Methodist Church of St. Paul, where he was said to have started a fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the burning of two alarms at a church near San Jose State University Wednesday at 2:33 p.m., firefighters said.

The fire damaged the interior of St. Paul, 405 S. 10th Street, and control was achieved shortly before 5 p.m., according to a Twitter update by the fire department.

No casualties were reported in the blaze, San Jose Fire Department Director of Public Relations Erica Ray said. The fire is under investigation, she said.

Due to firefighting efforts, 10th Street was closed on Wednesday after several hours between E San Fernando and East William Street.

Witnesses at the scene of the fire alerted police officers who came to the person suspected of setting the fire, and he was arrested and charged with arson while firefighters struggled to contain the blaze.

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