Fire Destroys Church, Priest Suffers Burns

DENVER (CBS4)– Firefighters continue to investigate what started a fire that destroyed a church and left the priest injured.

Fire crews were called to the fire burning at St. Mary’s Jacobite Church located at 3410 W. Walsh Place about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

A witness said she saw smoke pouring from the windows of the church as the fire burned inside. She also saw the priest limping as he escaped the burning flames.

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The priest suffered minor injuries.

The church has been fulfilling the spiritual needs of the growing Syrian Christian community in the Denver metro area.

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