Dayton church damaged by fire before Sunday services

UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.:

The Greater Revelation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, 1318 Danner Avenue, caught fire early Sunday morning.

News Center 7's James Buechele was live from the Church Sunday night with what neighbors saw.

“I thought it was like a big ol’ 18 wheeler coming through and then I looked out the window and I saw the fire truck out there,” said Linda Stewart, who lives across the street from the church. “The way it looks, it looks like it’s going to be gutted.”

It’s still unknown how much damage was done or what the future holds for this church.

FIRST REPORT:

A fire at a Dayton church caused part of the roof to collapse Sunday morning.

Firefighters responded to the Greater Revelation of Christ Missionary Baptist Church located at 1318 Danner Ave. just after 7 a.m.

Flames and heavy smoke could be seen from the building.

According to Dayton fire officials, the fire was determined to be accidental but the cause is still unknown.

No one was in the church at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters had to break the church’s doors to battle the flames.

Sunday School was supposed to be held at 10 a.m., according to the church.

We are working to learn how the fire originated and will update this story as more information becomes available.