Fire destroys Arcola church rectory

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ARCOLA, Ind. (WANE) – A fire late Monday night destroyed the rectory for St. Patrick Catholic Church of Arcola, 12305 Arcola Road. It was reported at 10:14 p.m.

At this time, fire crews aren’t sure whether the priest was home when the fire started. It’s also unclear how many people lived in the house, which is not attached to the church.

Firefighters did not find anyone inside.

The flames were under control at 11:50 p.m. Shortly before midnight, part of the home’s roof collapsed.

One firefighter was treated for minor injuries and later released at the scene. A fire official said many firefighters were slipping and falling as water froze.

A spokesperson with the Arcola Fire Department tells WANE 15 the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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