Editor’s Note: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
By Dan Stamm, NBC10.com.
Philadelphia firefighters battled flames shooting through the front door and roof at a four-alarm Philadelphia church fire Monday morning.
Flames broke out around 9 a.m. in the basement of century-old Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church along Lansdowne Avenue near N 65th Street in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia and quickly engulfed the stone building.
“Church fires are notoriously difficult to fight the fire, they have a lot of void spaces and fire can travel,” said scene commander Robert Corrigan.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the church, according to Philadelphia firefighters. SkyForce10 hovered overhead, showing flames shooting out of the building as the fire quickly spread to three alarms and smoke could be seen for miles around.
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