Springfield church destroyed in massive fire

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. - Multiple fire departments are working to put out a fire at the Springfield United Methodist Church. The crews were called to 701 School Avenue shortly before 9:00 p.m. Sunday.

"It's absolutely insane. We just need prayer," Pastor Seven Grogan said.

Grogan told News 13 the sanctuary, church offices, and prayer room which are part of a building addition to the original church have been completely destroyed.

As of 10:00 p.m., firefighters were working to contain the flames to prevent damage to the original structure but the fire was quickly spreading.

"We're still going to be here on Tuesday to feed families, be here next Sunday and worship in another building, nothing is going to stop us. We're going to turn tragedy into triumph and we know that," Grogan said.

News 13 will continue to provide updates here as they are made available.

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