2-Alarm Blaze Destroys Fort Worth Church

By Keaton Fox
|  Monday, Dec 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:55 PM CDT
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Fire tore through The Chinese Baptist Church of Fort Worth in the 4600 block of Granbury Road Monday morning.

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

Fire tore through The Chinese Baptist Church of Fort Worth in the 4600 block of Granbury Road Monday morning.

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Church members at the Chinese Baptist Church of Fort Worth say they'll rebuild after a fire destroyed the church's sanctuary.

Fort Worth firefighters were called to the church, 4625 Granbury Road, about 7:20 a.m. by several nearby residents who said they could see heavy smoke coming from the building. When firefighters got there, there was a lot of fire and smoke coming through the windows at the top of the building.

The 2-alarm fire likely started near the organ, at the front of the sanctuary, said firefighter Tom Crow. 

It took 32 firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control, he said. Most everything inside the building was burned, with little left to salvage.

Fire investigators were still looking into the cause.

Gu Jin, a member at the church, said it was important for the congregation to rebuild because they are the only Chinese baptist church in Fort Worth.

The church's education center and fellowship hall were not damaged.

No one was hurt in the blaze.

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