Huge Five-Alarm Fire Guts Historic Delaware County (PA) Church

Hoses running from a fire truck

Early Thursday morning, massive flames destroyed the former Third Presbyterian Church on the 400 block of 9th Street in Chester, according to a report from CBS3. The fire also spread to a building next door believed to be an old school.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still unknown

Trang Do/CBS3

Although the building had not been used as a house of worship for decades, it is home to the Chester Historical Preservation Committee.

Last week, the Committee had expressed dismay over its failed attempts to restore the building, which was built in 1895.

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