No cause yet on three-alarm Kannapolis church fire

Published 12:05 am Sunday, January 15, 2017

KANNAPOLIS — No cause has been determined yet for an early Saturday morning fire at a Kannapolis church, but officials have said the fire did not appear to be intentionally set. Multiple fire departments and personnel responded to the fire, which occurred just before 6 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church.

Fire crews had the fire under control sometime after 7 a.m. Early reports indicated the church’s roof collapsed. The church, which is located at 1409 East 11th St., has been a community fixture for decades. No injuries were reported. The church has plans to continue with services today, according to reports.

In addition to Kannapolis Fire Department, Salisbury, Locke, Landis, Concord, China Grove and Enochville fire departments responded. Kannapolis Police and Kannapolis Public Works, Rowan EMS and Rowan County Rescue Squad also responded to the call.