Fire Ravages Grace Lutheran Church

Nine fire companies respond to a fire that broke out at the Hatfield Borough chuch shortly after 1 a.m.


Grace Lutheran Church has been heavily damaged by a fire early New Year's Eve in Hatfield Borough.

At around 1:23 a.m., two units from Hatfield Vol. Fire Co. arrived on the scene of the fire at 25 E. Broad St, according to Montgomery County Dispatch records.

They were assisted in minutes by Towamencin Vol. Fire Co. and Preseverance Vol. Fire Co. of Souderton.

At 2:02 a.m., Breaking News Network reported the fire department on scene, with heavy smoke showing from the roof of the church.

A half-hour later, BNN released a report that Hatfield Fire is reporting heavy fire through the roof. Crews were conducting exterior operations.

PhillyFireNews.com reports that fire companies inside the church were evacuated after the fire broke through to the first floor and later through the roof of the church.

Grace Lutheran Church also houses .

Also assisting at the scene was Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale, Hilltown Township Fire, North Penn Vol. Fire Co., Colmar Fire Co., Fire Department of Montgomery Township, Telford Fire Co. and Wissahickon Fire Co.

We'll have more on this fire later today.


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