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Church fire in South Turramurra

Published: 18th April 2009

Early this morning fire crews from Gordon, Beecroft, Hornsby, Ryde, Eastwood and the Duty Commander responded to a fire in a church in Vernon Street, South Turramurra. Numerous Triple Zero (000) calls were received and the first fire crews arrived to find the church completely engulfed in fire. Firefighters used a hydraulic ladder fire engine and numerous fire hoses to contain and extinguish the fire. Several people were evacuated from nearby houses. The church suffered extensive damage and investigations are continuing into the cause.