The fire started from the center of the building and it appears to have originated somewhere within the sanctuary. The roof didn’t explode but collapsed, and there was no kitchen so the chances of an electrical mishap is very small.
The fire chief of Flat Rock was unable to confirm what caused the fire.
“It caught on fire somehow,” says member of New Hope Lutheran Les Gibson. He was called by the Wyandotte security company because the alarm went off and the police needed in. There’s a small fire in the vestibule says Les Gibson, a long standing member since the beginning.
No likelihood of an oven fire because the church didn’t have a kitchen. It was a caving in fire that burned from the inside and burned out the support structures.
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