Sunday services canceled following fire at Mazomanie church

MAZOMANIE, Wis. (WMTV) - There will be no Sunday service at the Mazomanie United Church of Christ after an early morning fire.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the fire broke out at the church on W. Hudson Street. Agencies responded around 2:51 A.M. on Sunday morning.

NBC15 reached out to a representative of the church and says because of smoke damage inside all Sunday services are canceled. The spokesperson says the church is working to find a temporary location to host services.

Authorities say the fire was confined to the steeple. Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly.

Dispatchers say no one was inside the church at the time and there are no injuries.

As of now, a cause is still being investigated but preliminary reports don't believe there is any structural damage.

The steeple and bell tower of a 127-year-old church in Mazomanie burned down during a thunderstorm.

The State Journal reports the fire at United Church of Christ occurred around 2:50 a.m. Authorities say firefighters were able to extinguish it shortly after. No one was injured.

Pastor Denise Cole says her church was not able to hold services Sunday morning, and is currently looking for somewhere else in the Mazomanie community to hold services while repairs are made.

Cole says the church also sustained water damage.