2004-05-14 / Community

Raging Fire Destroys Celestial Church

Raging Fire Destroys Celestial Church


The Celestial Church and food pantry on Beach 90 Street just north of Rockaway Beach Boulevard was destroyed late on Tuesday night by a fast-moving fire that ravaged the interior of the former restaurant. Fire Department officials say the fire was not of suspicious origin and suspect that an electrical problem caused the fire. Pictured, the devastated building.The Celestial Church and food pantry on Beach 90 Street just north of Rockaway Beach Boulevard was destroyed late on Tuesday night by a fast-moving fire that ravaged the interior of the former restaurant. Fire Department officials say the fire was not of suspicious origin and suspect that an electrical problem caused the fire. Pictured, the devastated building.
Elders and members of the church look on early on Wednesday morning as firefighters and investigators sift through the rubble.Elders and members of the church look on early on Wednesday morning as firefighters and investigators sift through the rubble.A firefighter from Engine 263 looks through the burned interior of the building.A firefighter from Engine 263 looks through the burned interior of the building.

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