Eastside church in Iowa City destroyed in morning fire

A fire destroyed a church in Iowa City early Saturday morning.
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 4:27 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - A fire caused extensive damage to a church on the eastern side of Iowa City on Saturday morning.

At around 4:20 a.m., fire department crews were sent to a report of a fire at Iowa City Church of Christ, located at 4643 American Legion Road SE. Church officials, in a post to the organization’s Facebook page, said that the building was “totally engulfed in flames” when firefighters arrived.

There were no injuries resulting from the fire, but the building is reportedly a total loss.

Church organizers said that prayer will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, at the church. Officials hope to have an alternate location worked out for future services.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the fire to determine the cause, in keeping with standard practice.

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