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Crews put out midtown church blaze

Posted at 6:56 AM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 20:06:54-04

Tucson Fire crews responded to the United Fellowship Chapel Tuesday night after a fire broke out in the back of the building. 

Crews were dispatched to the 4700 block of East Hawthorne at 10:42 p.m. and had the fire under control by 10:55.

The church has been in Tucson for over 50 years and now they're looking at ways to pick up the pieces to rebuild the place they go to worship. 

While there is extensive damage to the back of the building, Dorothea Nobilia says they will rebuild their chapel. 

Nobilia says the sanctuary inside the chapel was untouched by the fire but there is significant smoke damage. 

"We have a library with 2 to 3,000 books that  are undamaged," says Rev. Dorothea Nobilia. "We were able to take the valuables out including a large bible from the 1930's." 

The building was unoccupied at the time. The cause is under investigation.

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