This is so weird: just a few weeks ago I was walking around the new construction to reach the sanctuary at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Ana.
This morning, those portions being remodeled were totally lost in an overnight fire.
Santa Ana Fire got the call to the church at Third Street and Grand Avenue at 1:29 a.m. The fire was under control by 2:45 a.m. The sanctuary where masses are held suffered water and smoke damage.
The cause is unknown but, according to fire officials, not suspicious. There were no injuries.
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The Spanish-language church is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Anyone with information that can help fire investigators is asked to call Santa Ana Fire Department at 714.647.5700.