Church Burns in Massachusetts

The five-alarm fire forced the cancellation of the Memorial Day parade.


MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. --

A five-alarm fire swept through a church in Middleborough Monday morning.

The flames broke out at the Central Congregational Church on Webster Street just before 7 a.m.

At one point, crews thought they had the blaze contained. But the steeple reignited a short time later.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Fire officials said that the blaze may have started in a back wall of the building, but the cause remains under investigation.

The town's Memorial Day parade that was scheduled to step off in front of the church has been canceled.

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