Fort Worth church catches fire Monday night, second church damaged in two days
Fort Worth, Texas – Fire crews responded to a church fire Monday night and this is second damaged church in two days.
According to reports, the crews responded Monday night around 9 p.m. at 5124 Calumet St. to a fire that caught Newborn Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Church.
The fire was under control before 10 p.m. and no one was injured, said Mike Drivdahl, Fort Worth Fire Department’s Public Information Officer. The building had severe damage, especially to the front half of the roof. A second alarm was issued on the fire due to the large size of the building.
Early Sunday, crews responded to El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church at about 12:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Strong Avenue — about three miles away from the Newborn Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Church. The cause of the fire at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church is under investigation.
The fire at the church on Calumet Street was likely weather related, Drivdahl said. Severe thunderstorms Monday night brought heavy lightening into the area.
There was no indication the church fires were related, but “When you have two churches burn within three or four miles of each other, that’s going to be a question that’s asked,” Drivdahl said.
texasstandard.news contributed to this report.