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Condemned Fmr Chattanooga Church Catches Fire

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- We have additional information on the Wednesday morning church fire.

According to Bruce Garner with the Chattanooga Fire Department: the firefighters worked to get the fire out and protect a house located just feet away from the burning building.  That house had some s damage to the siding, but was spared any serious damage.  The former church was gutted by the fire.

 Lieutenant Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division, who was just finishing up working another smaller fire, also responded to the scene and caught some of the action with his camera.  

Lt. McElvain said the church building had been vacant for some time and had been condemned.  Residents in the area reported seeing homeless people going into the structure on a fairly regular basis.  The investigation will continue.


CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Firefighters in Chattanooga had their hands full with an early Wednesday morning church fire.

That fire was in the 3900 block of 12th Avenue.

When firefighters got to the scene shortly after 2:30am, flames were shooting through the roof but they were able to get it under control in about 30 minutes.

Firefighters tell us the church was abandoned and no injuries have been reported at this time

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