News Release

Church Statement Regarding Ongoing Provo Tabernacle Fire Investigation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today in response to news media inquiries:

The Provo Tabernacle was a meaningful part of Church history and the Provo community. Its loss in a recent fire is a tragedy for all who loved the building and its link to our pioneer past.

The property is still under the control of local authorities as they seek to find answers regarding the cause of the fire. When that process is complete we will have the opportunity to evaluate the building and determine the best course of action. We anticipate this will be a lengthy process, but we will make our plans known as soon as we are able.

Like everyone else, we are interested in information regarding the fire and look forward to receiving the final report of the investigation when it is available. While this investigation continues, it would not be helpful to comment on any particular piece of information.

We give our thanks and appreciation to the firefighters, police and other public servants who have been involved with this process.

Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.