Fruita church fire investigated

A small fire was reported late Thursday night on the roof of Victory Life Church, 2066 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita. Investigators told the pastor that a series of halogen lights, mounted on a tripod on the roof, may have fallen over and burned through. The lights are set on a timer to illuminate a cross on the church roof. Heavy smoke damage in the sanctuary was a primary concern, but cleanup efforts are under way.



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A small fire was reported late Thursday night on the roof of Victory Life Church, 2066 U.S. Highway 6&50, Fruita. Investigators told the pastor that a series of halogen lights, mounted on a tripod on the roof, may have fallen over and burned through. The lights are set on a timer to illuminate a cross on the church roof. Heavy smoke damage in the sanctuary was a primary concern, but cleanup efforts are under way.

A small fire on the roof of a Fruita church on Thursday night was still under investigation, officials said Friday. Lower Valley Fire Protection District Capt. Gene Holder declined to…




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