Massive fire destroys Daytona Beach church
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – A Church in Daytona Beach that was to be demolished in the next few days caught fire on Thursday morning.
The fire, reported just after midnight, destroyed the Calvary Baptist Church at the corner of Peninsula Drive and Earl Street, west of State Road A1A, on the edge of Daytona Beach.
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No one was injured in the blaze and the cause of the blaze is not known, Daytona Beach firefighters said.
According to authorities, firefighters entered the church but encountered dangerous conditions and had to switch to a defensive attack mode and exit the building. The crews fought the completely engulfed church from the outside, using two aerial devices to fight the flames.
The blaze was brought out about three hours later, officials said.
According to a contractor, the church was due to be demolished in about two weeks and the building’s power supply had already been cut.
Roads are closed in the area.
Several engines from the Daytona Beach Fire Department, Holly Hill Fire Department and the Ormond Beach Fire Department battled the blaze.
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