Firefighters on Tuesday are battling a major fire at a massive West Philadelphia church.
The church, Greater Bible Way Temple, houses a children’s daycare center. The two-alarm fire began just before 3 p.m. local time, according to ABC News 6.
Eyewitness video shows flames and smoke pouring from the top of the building.
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Firefighters are battling a two alarm fire at the Greater Bible Way Temple in the Parkside section. Heavy smoke can be seen. No initial reports of injuries. pic.twitter.com/zBNwRFfVbx
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“Greater Bible Way Temple is 60-year-old ministry located in the heart of the West Philadelphia. We welcome you to experience worship and fellowship with us,” reads a description of the church’s website. “We are not a perfect church – just a forgiven church whose doors swing on the hinges of Love.”
“Right now the fire is not under control,” Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told ABC News 6.
Thiel said at least one person has been rushed to a nearby a hospital for injuries.