Fire destroys one-third of community church

About one-third of the Community Presbyterian Church on the 400 block of Maple Street in Garberville was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday.
About one-third of the Community Presbyterian Church on the 400 block of Maple Street in Garberville was destroyed in an early morning fire Friday. Karen Henderson — Contributed
Jose Quezada  -  For the Redwood Times
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed one-third of a Garberville church.
Jose Quezada - For the Redwood Times The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed one-third of a Garberville church.

Around 3:28 a.m. Friday, multiple fire crews from throughout Humboldt County responded to a structure fire at the Community Presbyterian Church on the 400 block of Maple Street, according to a news release from Cal Fire.

An RV parked in front of the church caught fire, and flames spread to the church, destroying about one-third of the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

In total, five engines from Cal Fire, two engines from the Redway Fire Protection District, one engine from the Briceland Fire Protection District, one engine from the Miranda Volunteer Fire Department, one truck from the Fortuna Fire Protection District and one Humboldt County Fire Air Refill trailer responded to the incident, according to the release.

By around 7:20 a.m. Friday, the fire was contained and units at the scene had estimated another two hours of overhaul.

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