Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Thornton church inferno injures firefighter

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:09 am, Wed Jun 20, 2012.

An hours-long fire that burned down a church in Thornton injured one firefighter who was combating the blaze late Sunday.

Thornton firefighters received a call at approximately 10:54 p.m. Sunday that the Community Baptist Church on Mokelumne Avenue and Thornton Road was on fire, said Vince Tafuri, fire chief for the Thornton Fire Department.

Once on scene, Tafuri said smoke and flames were erupting from the roof of the church.

Firefighters from the Thornton Fire Department, the Lodi Fire Department, Woodbridge Fire District and Cosumnes Community Services District responded to the blaze, which lasted from late Sunday until the last fire unit left Monday afternoon.

One firefighter suffered heat exhausting while battling the blaze, Tafuri said, but the firefighter did not go to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 220

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists