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“I’m overwhelmed:” Fire causes $100,000 in damage to church near 12th & Brown in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Firefighters on Wednesday morning, December 7th were called out to the scene of a fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee.

FOX6 News was told while the investigation continues into the fire, foul play is not suspected. All Saints Fellowship Christian Church

Hours after the fire, those who live nearby reacted to what they saw at the scene.

"I'm overwhelmed. Kind of devastated by what has transpired," said Pastor Odell Johnson.All Saints Fellowship Christian Church

What transpired, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department, involved an overnight fire in All Saints Fellowship Christian Church.

All Saints Fellowship Christian Church

All Saints Fellowship Christian Church

Just before 1:00 a.m., fire personnel responded and focused their efforts on an area toward the top of the structure, between the ceiling and the roof.

"From what I'm understanding, they think it was faulty wiring in the egress area," said Pastor Johnson.

Pastor Odell Johnson

Pastor Odell Johnson

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

While the damage estimate sits between $50,000 and $70,000, and comes just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the pastor said services will continue at the church.

"My faith is still strong. If God could move in such a way to allow for the birth of our savior in the means in which he did, he can certainly get us through this," said Johnson.

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Fire at All Saints Fellowship Christian Church near 12th and Brown in Milwaukee

Johnson said Thursday evening's Bible study and Sunday afternoon's service will be held at Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church, located at the intersection of 5th and Meinecke in Milwaukee.

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