Church Wrecked By Fire During Sunday School


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Church Wrecked By Fire During Sunday School

People in the congregation smelled smoke, but thought it was something cooking.

INDIANAPOLIS— A fire wrecked a church Sunday morning while people were in Sunday school. The fire happened shortly after 11a.m. At the Bethany Rembrandt Church on Edgemont Ave., on the near north side of Indianapolis.

Fire Dept. Spokesperson Rita Reith, said about 20 people were inside in an adult Sunday school class when they smelled something burning.

The furnace had just been turned on for the first time this year, and food was also cooking in the kitchen. Some of the people thought the smell could be one of the two until they saw smoke in the sanctuary.

Then they got out and called the fire department.

Reith said the fire ran along the main beam of the roof. At 12:32, with firefighters trying to stop the flames, the roof collapsed.

Though the church may be a total loss, no one was hurt.







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