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Fire Burns Through Latter-day Saint Meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Roof collapses on Washington, D.C., firefighters but they are rescued, none injured

Crews are fighting a fire that started in a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Monday, November 20, 2023. Photo courtesy of D.C. Fire and EMS via X/Twitter, courtesy of Church News.All rights reserved.

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By Trent Toone, Church News

A Latter-day Saint meetinghouse caught fire in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on Monday, November 20, according to media reports.

Montgomery County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., firefighters responded to a call of a fire at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Western Avenue in Chevy Chase on Monday at 12:25 p.m.

D.C. firefighters were trapped after a roof collapse but were rescued and are not injured, Montgomery County Division Chief Charles Bailey told NBC Washington.

A video showed a pillar of smoke pouring from the building. The fire is still burning and crews are “making progress but it is going to be awhile,” he said.

No firefighters or civilians have been injured, the chief said.

Bailey said the fire took hold in the attic and continued to burn.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue photos show flames coming up through the roof, according to DC News Now.

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