Fire destroys Shiloh Baptist Church in Elizabeth

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Shiloh Baptist Church fire in Elizabeth (Clark Fire Department/Facebook)
Urban News Staff Reports

Reports indicate that an early morning fire ripped through Shiloh Baptist Church in Elizabeth, NJ leaving it completely destroyed.

Officials say the Clark Fire Department was dispatched to the church, located at 95 Murray Street, just before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Firefighters put out the four-alarm blaze by 6:30 a.m. and were on the scene putting out hotspots at 10 a.m., according to reports.

“We were anticipating waking up this morning coming to church to worship… and you wake up to this,” Pastor William Ingram said in one published report. “(But) that’s the nature of life, and you know, that’s why we have faith."

Elizabeth Fire Department Chief Thomas McNamara said in another report that the fire was devastating. 

“It’s sad," he said "It’s a sad day when you have a church that catches on fire, especially one that’s pretty much destroyed."

An investigation is underway to find out the cause of the blaze. No injuries were reported.

A GoFundMe Page has been started to help the church rebuild.

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