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Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at Houston Heights church


Courtesy Click2Houston.com

HOUSTON - Houston firefighters have responded to a 2-alarm church fire in the Heights.

Fire officials say the fire broke out at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Heights Presbyterian Church
on W. 18th Street near Rutland.

The Houston Fire Department says firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke inside the church. Sky 2 aerials showed flames shooting through the roof of the church.

No injuries have been reported, according to the Houston Fire Department.

Firefighters contained the fire at around 1:20 p.m and are working to put out hot spots.

Some church members tell Local 2 that they saw a suspicious person around the church, then the alarm company called the church and later a fire broke out.

HFD arson bureau is investigating the fire.

The pastor of a second church, Beacon Light Outreach Ministry, that also uses the building tells Local 2 there was a break-in at the church on Saturday. They noticed the next day that items were missing.

We're told the church is more than 100 years old.

The fire comes just 24 hours after a 5-alarm blaze destroyed an apartment building under construction in the Montrose area.

Fortunately no one was hurt in that fire, thanks to a daring and dramatic rescue of a construction worker by the Houston Fire Department.

Read on Click2Houston.com

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