Three firefighters hurt fighting U.S. church fire

DAVID INGRAM

Arson investigators in the U.S are working to determine if a California church fire that injured three firefighters was set on purpose.

The fire was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday at the Victory Baptist Church in Los Angeles. A fire department spokesperson said more than 100 firefighters spent just under two hours to get the flames under control.

“My heart is so broken by this.  Our youth choir stand is no longer nor is the side of the church where we used to sit.  It’s devastating. I am still in disbelief. My childhood church is gone.  So much history there (Sunday School, youth choir, young adult choir, the church basketball team … so many memories from 1970s to 1980s) … wow. Please keep the family of Victory Baptist Church of Los Angeles in your prayers, Prayer Warriors,” posted one church member to the chruch’s Facebook page.

The building is a total loss. The congregation says it will rebuild.

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