ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) – On Christmas Day, the Rochester Fire Department responded to a fire at a historic church.
The church was Jefferson Avenue Seventh Day Adventist church. It was left in ashes after the Christmas evening fire.
Just before 6 pm on Saturday, the Rochester Fire Department fire crews responded to the fire following reports of an active fire in the back of the historic church.
According to fire officials, it was a four-alarm fire. The Fire department had nine Engine Companies, five Truck Companies, one rescue, and multiple other support units at the scene of the fire.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. There was also no determination as to the cause of the fire at this time but fire officials are continuing to investigate.
“It’s really unimaginable what’s happening right now. We are hurting but we serve a God who knows all things And we have to trust him to get through this most difficult period,” Hanson Drysdale, Pastor of Jefferson Avenue Seventh Day Adventist church said!