St. John the Evangelist opens for mass after fire

Fire caused $400K in damages

INDIANAPOLIS - The oldest Catholic church in Indianapolis will open for mass on Thursday after a fire Wednesday that caused $400,000 in damages.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church sits at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Georgia Street downtown. 

Firefighters were called to the church about 4 a.m. Wednesday after the building's smoke and security alarms sounded.

Arson investigators said they had ruled out all accidental causes, and that there was no sign of forced entry into the building. Police said someone likely remained inside when the church was locked up for the evening.

Police are reviewing footage from nearby street surveillance cameras to help the investigation.

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