No injuries reported after a two-alarm fire at a Pittsburg church
Pittsburg, California – According to authorities from the fire department, firefighters from Pittsburg responded early on Friday morning to a two-alarm fire that was raging through a church.
The Pentecostals of the Bay Area church on Central Avenue, next to Railroad Avenue, was the location of the fire that broke out at 2:45 in the morning.
Fire officials said that a portion of the roof of the church, which is more than half a century old, fell while fire crews were trying to extinguish the fire. Because of the collapse, the firefighters had to go back to a defensive position.
#centralic Still in defensive mode. Crews will be on scene for several hours. Please avoid the area pic.twitter.com/nnCtlHYY2W
— Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) May 27, 2022
There were no reported injuries, and the church fire did not cause damage to structures nearby. Information on the cause of the fire was not released pending an investigation.
The fire prompted the closure of a few streets in the area.
Crews remained at the scene for several hours in order to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.