Fire breaks out at United Methodist Church in East Berlin

Officials said no injuries were reported as crews fought the fire at the United Methodist Church in East Berlin

BERLIN, Conn. — Fire crews are at the scene of a fire at the United Methodist Church in East Berlin.

The church is located on the main street.

Berlin Fire Marshal Steve Waznia said crews were alerted to the blaze around 4 a.m. when a neighbor across the street awoke to see the flames.

The East Berlin Volunteer Fire Company is located almost opposite the church and was able to arrive in a short time. But the fire had already spread to the roof.

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The area was reported without power Thursday evening until midnight, but officials could not confirm at this time whether that was the cause of the fire. An investigation into the cause is ongoing and Waznia said officials will also investigate body camera footage of officers who were first on the scene.

Waznia said no injuries were reported and the church was vacant at the time.

Other fire companies were called in to help cover the station as crews worked on the fire.

The fire is under control at the moment, Waznia said. Crews will go inside and assess fire and water damage, but Waznia said the building was still supporting the roof.

The church reached out on its Facebook page to ask for prayers.

Pray for our little church

posted by East Berlin United Methodist Church to Friday, April 1, 2022

This is a developing story.

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