North Texas

Irving Firefighters Spot, Extinguish Fire at Church

North Texas Firefighters answered the prayers of a Church in Irving after a fire broke out Friday morning, according to the Irving Fire Department.

Rusty Wilson of the Irving Fire Department said firefighters from Irving's Fire Station #2 happened to be driving past Fellowship Baptist Church on 1405 West Pioneer Drive when they noticed smoke coming from the roof.

Wilson said the firefighters arrived at the scene before a call was even made - the firefighters called in the fire themselves.

Investigators said the fire was an accident, caused by a worker who tried to burn leaves and weeds with a propane torch and got too close to the building.

The Irving Fire Department said they found the fire in the wall of the church and were able to extinguish the flames

Wilson said the church suffered minimal damages and no one was injured.

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