CLEVELAND — A Cleveland firefighter was injured battling a church fire on the city’s East Side Friday.
Firefighters responded at around 1:41 a.m. to Refuge Missionary Baptist Church, located at 3725 Cedar Avenue for a report of a fire.
I expected this fire in a church at East 38th and Cedar to be a long event but once again @ClevelandFire makes it a quick knockdown. Not sure if this was being used or vacant. pic.twitter.com/3RwNIi7SoK— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) February 5, 2021
When a News 5 photojournalist arrived at the church, the fire had spread throughout the entire church, with the entire building glowing through the windows.
The firefighter was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with a shoulder injury.