Massachusetts Firefighters Battle Church Blaze on Cape

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) -- Firefighters were battling a three-alarm blaze Tuesday morning at a historic Catholic church.

Crews from several Cape Cod towns were on the scene of the fire at St. Peter the Apostle church on Prince Street.

According to broadcast reports, flames had broken through the roof and were threatening the steeple. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was unknown.

The parish was founded in 1874 to serve Provincetown's Portuguese fishermen and their families. Today, attendance swells in the summer with tourists who flock to the outer Cape's beaches.