Firefighters tackle a huge fire in a 60-year-old church in West Philadelphia, where wavy black smoke from hell can be seen from more than a mile away
- A fire broke out at the Greater Bible Way temple just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday
- Firefighters fight against a big fire in the church in the Parkside area of Philadelphia
- A daycare center in the church was evacuated according to reports
- No injuries were reported and no one was locked up, the authorities said
- The cause of the fire on the 60-year structure is not yet clear, officials said
Firefighters fight against a major fire in a 60-year-old church in the Parkside area of Philadelphia.
The fire broke out at the Greater Bible Way Temple on 52nd and Warren streets around 2.50 p.m. on Tuesday.
Images taken from a helicopter show flames and plumes of smoke waving from the top of the structure.
Firefighters fight against a major fire in the Greater Bible Way Temple in the Parkside area of Philadelphia (pictured)
No one was trapped or had to be rescued during the fire and, according to the researchers, no injuries were reported
Zie I see the smoke and the next thing I know, I ran to the people from the lobby. They didn't even know the church was on fire, & a witness told ABC Action News.
& # 39; The fire is currently not under control & # 39 ;, said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel.
The church is also the home of a daycare center and there were reports that the center was being evacuated.
A social media user posted a photo of smoke coming from the top of the church
Helicopter shots showed flames engulfing the top of the roof of the church
The church occupies a large triangular building surrounded by North 52nd Street, Lancaster Avenue and Bible Way, NBC reported.
No one was trapped or had to be rescued during the fire and, according to the researchers, no injuries were reported.
It is currently unclear how the fire started.
The Red Cross of Eastern PA told the station that there is a team on site.
& # 39; Greater Bible Way Temple is a 60-year ministry in the heart of West Philadelphia. We welcome you to experience worship and fellowship with us & # 39 ;, is the church's website.
& # 39; We are not a perfect church – only a forgiven church whose doors swing on the hinges of love. & # 39;
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