Fire Destroys Church On Christmas Eve

Spencer, OH - A Northeast Ohio church went up intolames after a Christmas Eve service, the church's Pastor says they will rebuild.

The Black River Church of the Brethren in Medina County burned to the ground hours after its Christmas Eve service ended.

The fire came months after the church celebrated its 150th anniversary and a few years after a major remodeling following a 2001 tornado that left major roof and water damage.

Pastor Mark Teal says God will bless the church and make it stronger.

Investigators looking into the cause of the fire note that candles were used during the Christmas Eve service. But Teal says he suspects an electrical problem may be to blame.