Massive Fire Rips Through Church In Statesville, Leaving Extensive Damages

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A massive fire ripped through a church in Statesville overnight.

Fire officials say a fire brought down and completely destroyed the old Western Avenue Baptist Church.

Some of the flames are still smoldering.

The incident is considered a total loss, firefighters say.

Investigators say it could take several days to figure out what sparked the fire because of the severity of the damage.

So far, there are no reports of any injuries.

Photos: Courtesy of Iredell County Firewire and the Statesville Fire Department