Associated Press Published

Fire Damages Huntington Church; Services Cancelled


A Huntington church cancelled services following a fire that damaged the building.

Media outlets report that the fire broke out early Sunday morning at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Jack Lipphardt says in a statement posted on the church’s website that the sanctuary and fellowship hall sustained extensive smoke and water damage.

Lipphardt says Huntington police saw flames and heard the church’s alarm system while driving by and notified the city fire department.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The church cancelled all activities for Sunday.