Firefighters battling blaze at Red Bank United Methodist Church

Firefighters battling blaze at Red Bank United Methodist Church

June 10th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Flames burn the roof of the Red Bank United Methodist Church located on Dayton Blvd. in Chattanooga, Tenn. Firefighters arrived at the church to extinguish the flames while several members of the congregation and neighboring onlookers watched. The cause of the fire is unconfirmed.

Photo by Jenna Walker/Times Free Press.

Red Bank firefighters are working to contain a fire at Red Bank United Methodist Church on Dayton Boulevard, according to the fire department.

The blaze was reported around 3:30 p.m., and the fire was reportedly moving through the gym and had reached the roof.

A worker for the department said the firefighters are gaining control of the fire, but that heat and humidity were increasing the struggle.

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