Major Fire Erupts at West Philadelphia Church

Fire commissioner provides update on major church fire

DurationToggle MuteVolumeSettingsToggle FullscreenEMBED <>MORE VIDEOS Updated 3 minutes agoPHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Firefighters are battling a major fire at a church in the Parkside section of Philadelphia.

The two-alarm blaze erupted at the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The view from Chopper 6 showed flames and smoke billowing from the top of the structure.

There was no immediate word on any injuries.

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Firefighters are battling a two alarm fire at the Greater Bible Way Temple in the Parkside section. Heavy smoke can be seen. No initial reports of injuries.43:20 PM – Aug 27, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee John Rawlins’s other Tweets

Initial reports indicate that a daycare inside the church was evacuated.

Church with daycare cotinues to burn in Parkside. The Action Cam captured the scene on August 27, 2019.

The Red Cross of Eastern PA says it has a team on the scene.

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