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Cleveland firefighter hospitalized with shoulder injury after fighting church fire on Cedar Avenue

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Cedar Ave church fire CLE.jpg
Posted at 7:29 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 07:29:38-05

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.

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.