An abandoned Dos Palos building, "The Full Gospel Non Denominational Holiness Church," was destroyed by fire Tuesday night, Cal Fire firefighters reported.
The fire had already engulfed three-quarters of the 1,500-square-foot church in the 8800 block of West Blossom Street when firefighters arrived around 9 p.m., said Engineer Mario Rivera, Cal Fire spokesman.
No one was injured and no other buildings were damaged. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, firefighters said.
A total of 19 firefighters, five engines, three water tenders, one prevention officer and one chief officer responded to the call.
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