Fire damages Bessemer church

BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - A fire damaged a section of Porter Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at 2701 10th Ave North in Bessemer. It started around 8pm Thursday night.

No one was in the church when the fire started and there are no injuries.

A FOX6 News photojournalist reports the fire could be seen from Interstate 20/59 for a short while. Bessemer Fire Department suffocated the fire soon after.

Fire crews are still on the scene extinguishing hot spots.

The cause is the fire is unknown.

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