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Major Damage to Catholic Church in Andale

Officials believe it was probably caused by a lightning strike

June 25, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sedgwick County Fire District 1 responded to a fire at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Andale. While fighting the fire, two firefighters were injured and treated at a hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. They were later released and are recovering from their injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however the probable cause is natural (lightning strike). While the building was saved, damages are estimated at $1 million.

Sedgwick County fire crews remain on scene Monday, monitoring the structure and continuing the investigation.


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