Fire burns church in Newton


NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) — A church in Newton caught fire Sunday. The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at Faith Temple Remnant located in the 200 block of E. 11th.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the attic. Crews went defensive after the roof became unstable.

“Well, I’d seen a number of fire engines,” said Butch Funk, a witness to the fire. “It didn’t seem like the fire lasted awful long, and now, we have a church that’s probably going to be totaled.”

The fire was under control at 8:54 a.m. The cause is still under investigation. No injuries were reported. The church was unoccupied at the time. The building and contents are a total loss.

Newton fire received help from the Hesston Fire Department and the Halstead Fire Department.

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