Los Angeles church burns hours before Christmas toy drive

According to Victory Outreach Pomona, an early morning fire ravaged a Los Angeles community and burned a church hours before a Christmas toy drive event.

Firefighters arrived at the church shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday and launched an aggressive interior attack, but after about 20 minutes, the roof collapsed and the fire spread, forcing firefighters to go into a defensive mode, according to a post from the Los Angeles County Fire Department on X, formerly Twitter.

“As some of you may have heard, our church building caught fire this morning and was declared a total loss.” “We are postponing our service this morning as well as our ‘Believe’ play & toy giveaway until further notice,” the church announced on Facebook. “Would you please join us in praying for our pastors and our church?”

The entire fire was out at 6:13 a.m., according to the fire department.

Los Angeles church burns hours before Christmas toy drive

Despite the fact that the chapel was destroyed, the toy giveaway event was rescheduled for Sunday night.

“It was heartbreaking to lose our church, but we know what’s left standing is the church, and all of us, even our pastors, came together and said “We’re going to continue on with the event,” the church stated in a Facebook video.

The church also stated that firefighters who assisted in putting out the fire would be on hand to distribute toys.

“We will continue to march forward and be the light here in Pomona and around the world.” “Amen and God Bless,” the church said on Facebook.

According to fire officials, no injuries were recorded, and the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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