RAVENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A fire broke out at First Reformed Church of Ravenna on Saturday. It was a total loss, the fire chief said.
At 4:45 on Saturday evening, Ravenna Fire Department responded to Mortimer Street near Main Street for a report of a structure fire.
Ravenna Fire Department responded to the scene. It then called in Muskegon Charter Township and Moorland Township to help. By 11 p.m., Fire Chief Greg Crowley said seven or eight agencies had responded to the scene.
So far, there is no known cause of the fire, according to dispatch.
According to our reporter on the scene, significant damage could be seen on the roof of the church. No one was hurt in the fire, Crowley said. He expects firefighters to be fighting the blaze through the night.
A resident who lives next to the church told News 8 that he had been watching the fire since it started.
“It’s extremely sad,” he said.
Initially, he says the fire did not seem too bad, but it “got way worse” as time went on.
At one point, some church members went back in the building with firefighters to retrieve some records, Crowley said.
First Reformed Church of Ravenna posted on its Facebook page that due to the fire, Sunday service will be held at St. Catherine’s Hall on Thomas Street in Ravenna at 10 a.m.