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12 escape fire burning through church in downtown Phoenix

May 17, 2022, 5:53 AM | Updated: 7:59 am

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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 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.

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12 escape fire burning through church in downtown Phoenix