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Overnight fire extensively damages West Valley Catholic church

May 1, 2024, 6:29 AM | Updated: 6:56 am

Google Street View image of a sign in front of St. William Catholic Church in Avondale, Arizona. Th...

St. William Catholic Church was extensively damaged in a fire on May 1, 2024. (Google Street View)

(Google Street View)

PHOENIX — An overnight fire extensively damaged a small West Valley Catholic church, authorities said.

Crews were dispatched to St. William Catholic Church just before 1 a.m. Wednesday and found an active fire throughout the building, according to Avondale Fire and Medical.

The flames were extinguished, but not before the building in a neighborhood near 170th Street and Buckeye Road sustained significant damage.

ABC15 reported that the church is believed to be a total loss.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Overnight fire extensively damages West Valley Catholic church