Midtown church holds service despite two-alarm fire - Tucson News Now

Midtown church holds service despite two-alarm fire

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Parishioners at the University City Church in Midtown did not let a two alarm fire stop them from having Sunday service. They grabbed chairs from where ever they could and congregated in the church parking lot.

One of the church's four pastors, Matt Uldrich, says "We've got a can do attitude. Everybody loves the church, they love Jesus, they love being together."

According to the Tucson Fire Department, an overnight fire so big that flames and smoke could be seen coming out from shattered windows causing damage to the three story building overnight.

The church has a special place in some people's hearts. Doris Carlson says she got married at the church more than 50 years ago, "I found out about 8 this morning and I was devastated."

Although we still do not know what caused the fire right now, Pastor Uldrich says it could take up to six months to fix the damage caused by the blaze. It took more than 40 Tucson firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control at around 2:00am Sunday morning.

Even though investigators are working to figure out how much the fire damaged, Tyler Sunderman says his faith still intact, "they say church isn't about the building but it's about the people and that's really what we're doing today."

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