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Crews battle smoke at St. Patrick Parish

HUBBARD — Crews from several fire departments were called out Monday evening to control a fire at St. Patrick Parish on North Main Street.

Mayor Ben Kyle, who is a member of the parish, said he went to the scene where other people were watching from nearby sidewalks as fire crews went into the back of the building. Smoke was seen coming from the building.

A 911 report indicates the Hubbard Eagle Joint Fire District responded at 5:45 p.m. to a call of a structure fire at the church where smoke was reported seen coming from the back of the building.

Crews at the scene said there was smoke coming from the basement, which is an all-purpose room where dinners and events are held. There is a kitchen and boiler in the basement.

Kyle said he did not see any exterior damage to the church but was told there is smoke damage inside the building

“This is devastating for our community. This church is a pillar of our community, Many people in the local area attend church here,” he said.

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