Panama City blaze engulfs former church

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — At around 8:30 Saturday evening, the Panama City Fire Department responded to a fire at the corner of W. 17th Street and Flower Avenue.

According to PCFD, three units responded with 11 personnel. Once Panama City police, Panama City investigators and the State Fire Marshal arrived on scene about 20 people were on the scene of the fire.

PCFD said they were able to put out the blaze in about 10 minutes.

The fire is currently being investigated by the Panama City Fire Department, Panama City Police Department and State Fire Marshal.

Authorities said the building was a former church and had been unoccupied for some time. They reported no injuries and no nearby home’s were damaged.

News 13 will report more details as they become available.

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