Investigators trying to determine what caused fire at historic N.C. church

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Members of the St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville feared the worst after a fire swept through their place of worship Tuesday evening.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” said church member Don LaHuffman. “There is so much history in this structure.”

In all, it was 140 years of history that members feared was going up in smoke and flames before their eyes.

“With a wood structure, we knew that if something like this happened it would go up like a tinder box,” said LaHuffman.

Firefighters poured thousands of gallons of water on the two-alarm blaze.

Read more: WTVD

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