VIDEOS: Church reduced to burned-out shell after massive 8-alarm fire in New Jersey

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 03/21/2023 12:00 AM

A church that was destroyed in a massive 8-alarm fire in New Jersey on Monday evening was still smoldering on Tuesday. Chopper 6 was over the Fountain of Life Center located on the 2000 block of Columbus Road in Florence Township. The daylight revealed the extent of damage to the house of worship. A burned-out shell was all that was left. Smoke from smoldering flames was still rising from the debris. The flames broke out around 6 p.m. Monday. Officials tell Action News that kids were playing basketball in the rear of the church when they reported seeing smoke. It didn't take long before the building was completely engulfed in flames. According to Robert Tharp, the fire district administrator for the Florence Township Fire Department, more than 150 firefighters from across South Jersey and Pennsylvania helped fight the flames and supply water. The fire was under control as of 11 p.m. Monday.


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