Church ‘total loss’ after massive fire engulfs building

Massive church fire

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A massive fire destroyed a church in Iredell County early Monday morning.

Old Western Avenue Baptist Church was engulfed with flames as firefighters work to extinguish the fire.

Statesville Fire Department says the building is a “total loss” due to the fire. The cause of the fire was ruled to be undetermined because officials stated that the extent of fire damage and the hazards it created for responders would make it impossible to say.

Officials have not confirmed if anyone was injured as a result of the fire.

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