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Fire destroys Jacksonville church; officials investigating

Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 14:00:13-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — Officials are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Jacksonville church.

St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church was fully engulfed in flames when Jacksonville firefighters arrived at about 2 a.m. Monday.

The roof collapsed and officials said the building is a total loss. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause.

No one was in the building and no one was injured.