MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — A church in Biscoe was heavily damaged by a massive fire early Tuesday morning.
Crews responded to the fire around 2 a.m. where smoke and flames were seen billowing out of First Baptist Church of Biscoe. The church is located at 225 East Main Street.
Four departments responded to the fire including Biscoe, Troy, Candor and Star.
Officials say about 50 percent of the church was damaged by the flames. The church also suffered extensive smoke and water damage.
The steeple collapsed into the sanctuary of the church, crews said. No one was in the church at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The SBI and ATF have been called in to help investigate.
One lane of Main Street is blocked in front of the church.
The church will work with a building inspector and once deemed safe, church officials will try and restore power to the back side of the building. The community is hoping to hold church services in the fellowship hall this coming Sunday.