Crews Battling 4-Alarm Church Fire In Sheraden

No injuries have been reported

Andrew Limberg
September 09, 2019 - 4:06 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Crews are battling a large 4-alarm fire at a church in Sheraden.

The fire broke out around 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon at the Sheradan United Methodist Church on Chartiers Avenue, shutting down the street.

City of Pittsburgh information officer Chris Togneri tells KDKA Radio’s Joe DeStio that one fire fighter was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with a minor injury.  No other injuries have been reported and no one was in the church when the fire broke out.

Flames were seen shooting through the roof of the church and smoke covered much of the community.

Parishioners say the church has been standing for over 100 years.

It is not yet known what started the first but there are unconfirmed reports roofers were working on the church before the fire broke out

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