MONROE COUNTY (WWJ) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is asking people to avoid the area of Erie Rd. and Lewis Ave. in Temperance where fire crews are battling a large fire at the Bridgepoint Church.

Trenton resident Daphne Pate told WWJ Newsradio 950 that she saw several ambulances and trucks from multiple fire departments on the scene.

(photo credit: Frenchtown Township Fire Department)

(photo credit: Frenchtown Township Fire Department)

“There is multiple buildings on fire. I was just south of Toledo and you can see it from 20, 30 miles away,” Pate said.

Church elder David Edwards said the building is a complete loss, but there is good news to the tragedy.

“The church is not the building, the building is where the church meets,” Edwards said. “We are all still the church wherever we gather together and we’re going to do that. We’re going to have an uplifting service and we’re going to talk about hope and vision and faith for the future and just trust that God’s got a plan that we may not know of yet, but he certainly knows of it and we’re just excited to see where the next step takes us.”

Edwards said Sunday’s services will continue at Bedford High School.

No one was injured, but investigators are still working to find the cause of the fire.

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