Cleveland's Willson United Church destroyed by overnight fire

Firefighters are investigating an overnight church fire on Cleveland's east side.

According to Cleveland Fire, the blaze broke out around midnight at Willson United Methodist Church located at 1561 E.55th Street.

Crews remained on scene Sunday afternoon. According to the fire department, the church is a complete loss.

Due to the amount of damage from the fire, the church had to be torn down Sunday for safety reasons.

The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time.

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