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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."

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."