Off Campus Church Engulfed in Flames During 3 Alarm Fire

Firefighters work to extinguish a multi-alarm blaze at a church on the corner of Broad & Jefferson Streets

Firefighters and police officers were on the scene Thursday at the site of a multi-alarm fire at an off campus church located at the corner of Jefferson and Broad as they battled a blaze that is now under control.

Fire officials quickly responded to reports of a fire around 2:30 PM at the Original Apostolic Faith Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Upon arrival, the fire was determined to be a 2 alarm blaze which firefighters worked to extinguish.

Police cordoned off a small radius around the building, but the fire spread and was ultimately classified as a 3 alarm blaze. Smoke could be seen from blocks away and police blocked off traffic as a preventative measure.

There have been no reported injuries as of today and fire officials have not specified the cause of the fire.

The Broad Street Line between Cecil B. Moore and Girard stations were temporarily suspended, but are now up and running.

This article will be updated as additional information emerges.


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