A fire damaged Resurrection Church early Thursday morning and firefighters were able to extinguish it shortly after it began.

The fire was reported around 2 a.m. and was put out in less than 30 minutes. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the fire was contained to the first floor and no injuries were reported.

The flames did not spread to the main sanctuary but The Eastsider reported that statues outside of the church were also knocked over.

#LAPD Lieutenant Ramirez provides an update to the media at an active investigation of a suspicious church fire on the 3300 block of Opal Street in #BoyleHeights. pic.twitter.com/vmWGt2gSJO

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 25, 2018

The Los Angeles Police Department and LAFD deemed the fire suspicious and arson investigators were called to the scene to help find out the cause of the flames. The Eastsider reports that the church’s school plans to hold classes Thursday but Opal Street was to remain closed while the investigation was ongoing.

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Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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