Fire completely destroys church in Stark County, authorities investigating

EAST SPARTA - An East Sparta church was completely gutted after a fire tore through it on Thursday.

According to firefighters, the blaze started early morning on Jan. 11. When authorities arrived at Christian Harbor church, 7980 Dueber Ave., they found the building fully engulfed.

Firefighters fought the flames for nearly an hour until it was fully extinguished around 5:57 a.m.

No one was injured in the fire. The State Fire Marshal is investigating how the fire started.

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