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More than 130 firefighters put out blaze at Staten Island church

Reports said fire officials deemed the fire at the abandoned church to be "suspicious."
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Scores of firefighters were on hand Wednesday morning to put out a fire that destroyed a Staten Island church, according to published reports.

Fire officials said upwards of 130 firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze at the House of Miracles church in West Brighton called in at around 2 a.m.

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Abandoned for about a year, officials said the fire gutted the church at Delafield Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

The fire was contained by about 4 a.m., with no other nearby buildings catching aflame.

FDNY reported one firefighter sustained a minor injury and was promptly treated.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but NBC New York reported fire officials deemed it "suspicious."

 

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