Stark County church built in 1870 destroyed by fire

Stark County church built in 1870 destroyed by fire
(Source: Osnaburg Township fire)

EAST CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Stark County church built in 1870.

Wildwood Chapel destroyed by fire.
Wildwood Chapel destroyed by fire. (Source: Osnaburg Township fire)

Crews from several departments were called to the Wildwood Chapel at 5400 Hein Ave SE around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Osnaburg Township firefighters said when the arrived, the church was fully engulfed in flames and the roof had already collapsed.

Wildwood Chapel destroyed by fire.
Wildwood Chapel destroyed by fire. (Source: Osnaburg Township fire)

“This is certainly a sad loss of a piece of history. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the church family,” said Osnaburg Township firefighters.

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