Fast moving fire destroys 115-year-old Vermont church


A fast-moving fire destroyed the Middlesex United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Middlesex, Vt. Investigators said they didn’t yet know what caused the fire, which was reported about 11 a.m. There were no injuries. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — A fast moving fire has destroyed a 115-year-old church in the Vermont town of Middlesex.

The fire in the Middlesex United Methodist Church was reported around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The fire quickly consumed the church. There is no immediate word on the cause. Investigators were expected to arrive in Middlesex later Wednesday to search for the cause.

The church hadn’t been used regularly during the winter months.

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