VINELAND, NJ (CBS) – Members of a Vineland church, who lost their house of worship to a fire, attend Sunday morning services at a temporary location in City Hall.
The fire ripped through the Voice of Deliverance New Covenant Church and it will take time to rebuild. In the meantime, however, the mayor of Vineland has kindly offered to open City Hall to churchgoers so they can attend Sunday services.
Reports for the fire came in around 10 p.m. Monday night, with people reporting flames coming through the back portion of the roof. Video shows the fire on East Chestnut Avenue at its peak.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they said the flames were spreading so quickly they had no choice but to call for more help. In total, about 70 firefighters from 21 different companies helped fight this fire.
Within two hours, firefighters had the flames under control, but the damage had already been done, as the fire had burned through much of the roof and caused it to collapse.
No one was injured as a result of this fire, but churchgoers had no place to worship until now. The church has decided to accept his offer and hold the Sunday service in the council chamber on the second floor at 11:00 am.
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