West Philadelphia Residents Devastated By Massive Church Fire

By | September 1, 2019


DAVIS FOR CBS-3 EYEWITNESS NAUS. KIM, WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU, THANK YOU. GREG ARGOS ALSO AT THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. GREG, THIS FIRE DEVASTATING, DEVASTATING FOR RESIDENTS IN THE AREA WE HAD A SHOT AT 4:00 O’CLOCK NEWS OF PEOPLE JUST WIPING AWAY TEARS LETS SEE IT FROM YOUR ANGLE. REPORTER: THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT THERE UKEE. THIS CHURCH HAS BEEN IN THIS COMMUNITY FOR MORE THAN A DECADE AND STAPEL OF THE WEST PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY. TAKING A LOOK, AS KIMBERLY JUST MENTIONED THE ROOFIES PRACTICALLY GONE. CHURCH COULD POTENTIALLY FALL DOWN OR PIECES AT ANY MOMENT. I WANT TO POINT OUT TO THE LEFT AS WE PAN DUNN TO THE LEFT THAT STRUCTURE RIGHT THERE THAT IS OWNED BY CHURCH WE ARE TOLD AND IT IS APARTMENTS. WE SPOKE TO FOULKE LIVING IN THAT BUILDING. WE SPOKE WITH THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE WOMEN IN THAT BUILDING AND SHE SAID SHE RUSH IN WHEN THIS FIRE STARTED TO BREAK OUT AND REMOVED HER FATHER FROM THAT BUILDING. OTHER TENANTS HEARD ABOUT THIS MASSIVE FIRE FROM WORK, EMPLOYEES, THEY CAME HERE, TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON ONE OF THE LATEST WHO WAS HERE AS WELL TELLS ME SHE HAS A CAT INSIDE AND SHE’S VERY CONCERN FOR HER PETS SAFETY. BUT ALSO THIS IS JUST SUCH AN INCREDIBLE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND WITHIN THAT LITERALLY IS BURNING RIGHT NEW TO THE GROUND. SO MANY FOLKS ARE GATHERING HERE IN FRONT OF THIS CHURCH HERE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA, TO JUST PROCESS WHAT THEY ARE SEEING AS FIRE OFFICIALS, CONTINUE TO TRY TO PUT OUT THESE FLAMES. IT HAS BEEN A FEW HOURS NOW THIS STRUCTURE HAS BEEN BURNING, INVOLVING ATF ON THE SCENE TO PIECE TOGETHER EXACTLY WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS. THAT IS WAY DOWN THE ROAD. PRIORITY RIGHT NOW IS TO GET THE ENTIRE FIRE UNDER CONTROL, AND TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN SAVE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN. THAT IS VERY LATEST LIVE FROM WEST PHILADELPHIA I’M GREG ARGOS FOR CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. GREG, THANKS VERY MUCH. LETS LOOK LIVE IF WE CAN FROM CHOPPER THREE AS WATER CONTINUES TO BE POURED ON TO THIS STRUCTURE, THIS HISTORIC STRUCTURE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA , FOR THAT. WHAT A SOLID MESSAGE. KID THAT USE TO WALK BY THAT ITCH WHO. IF YOU GREW UP IN WEST FILL AWE GO BY IT MANY TIMES. I LOOKED IT UP, IT SAYS LIKE 60 YEARS OLD, BUT YEAH, LOOKING AT THIS AND NEIGHBORS DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK THEY JUST CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE WITNESSES, RIGHT NOW. HINGED ON LOVE AND LOVE WILL HELP THEM REBUILD, LOVE AND PRAYERS THAT IS WHAT IT HAS COME TO RIGHT NOW AS WE LOOK LIVE AT THIS MASSIVE CHURCH FIRE IN WEST FILL A. JUST BEAUTIFUL. YES. A LAND MARK IN WEST PHILADELPHIA. STAY WITH “EYEWITNESS NEWS” AS WE KEEP AN EYE ON THE

4 thoughts on “West Philadelphia Residents Devastated By Massive Church Fire

  1. M. M. Post author

    Greedy soul coveting/enslaving buildings. Built my humans and not God nor Christ.

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