Massive fire destroys 110-year-old church in Coweta County

Coweta County and state officials are investigating after a fire destroyed a 110-year-old church Monday evening.

Firefighters were sent to the Turin Church of God in Christ on Schoolhouse Road about 8 p.m. after receiving a report that the building was burning, Coweta County District Chief Robby Flanagan said.

When crews arrived, heavy flames were visible from the back of the building, Flanagan said. Firefighters tried to knock down the fire from outside the church and then went in through the front door. However, crews withdrew from the building and the roof collapsed shortly after, Flanagan said.

Crews were eventually able to bring the fire under control.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined. The state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office said Friday that no foul play is suspected.

No one was inside when the fire started, and no injuries were reported, Flanagan said.

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