12 escape fire burning through church in downtown Phoenix
May 17, 2022, 5:53 AM | Updated: 7:59 am
PHOENIX – A dozen people were evacuated without serious injury from a church fire in downtown Phoenix early Tuesday, first responders said.
The Phoenix Fire Department said crews were sent to Third Street and McDowell Road to battle the blaze at the Grace Point Church around 4 a.m.
Flames and smoke reached to the sky through the partially collapsed roof.
Firefighters are currently on the scene of a 1st Alarm Church Fire near 3rd St & McDowell. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/VKEg1p5sAU
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) May 17, 2022
Firefighters had the blaze under control in about an hour, the department said.
One person was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Cause of the fire is under investigation.