Phoenix, Ariz., May 1, 2019 / 13:59 pm America/Denver (CNA).
An extensive fire destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in north Phoenix during the early morning hours of May 1. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
No one was injured in the blaze, which began sometime after midnight and was not fully extinguished until after 6 a.m., ABC 15 Arizona reported.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Large blaze breaks out at north Phoenix's St. Joseph's Catholic Church Wednesday: <a href="https://t.co/g4pvEAiXJj">https://t.co/g4pvEAiXJj</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abc15?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#abc15</a> <a href="https://t.co/rESgzczH4d">pic.twitter.com/rESgzczH4d</a></p>— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) <a href="https://twitter.com/abc15/status/1123550111496204289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 1, 2019</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
“This morning we awoke to the tragic news of the fire at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Phoenix,” said the Diocese of Phoenix in a May 1 statement.
“We are heartbroken for the St. Joseph Catholic community and we are grateful for the bravery of the fire fighters and first responders.”