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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Fire leaves Cheverly church with $250,000 in damage

A fire broke out at a church in Cheverly early Wednesday morning. Prince George’s County firefighters responded to an automated call from an alarm monitoring company and found heavy smoke coming from the two-story building.

Thirty firefighters were on the scene just before 4 a.m., according to a press release from Prince George’s County Fire and EMS. The building houses a parish of the Celestial Church of Christ.


A firefighter removes safety bars from the church's windows. (Prince George's County Fire/EMS - Courtesy photo)

The department estimates the fire caused about $250,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

Officials are uncertain what caused the fire, but they are conducting an investigation, the release said.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Tags:  Prince George's County

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