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No injuries in Nags Head church fire

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Posted at 8:04 AM, Oct 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-04 08:24:31-04

Crews battled a church fire in Nags Head overnight, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. According to reports from local newspaper, "Outer Banks Voice", the flames were still burning at midnight.

The portion of the church that caught fire was the family life center. Officials say the process of extinguishing the flames was not easy.

The still photos, sent to NewsChannel 3 by Alfred Jackson, tell a vivid story.

You can see the smoke pouring from the metal building, and it did so for hours.

The flames melted the metal building at Ark Church, as people could only stand and watch. Crews attempted to use a backhoe to poke holes to get water inside.

By midnight, the decision was made to wait until the fire created the openings, 
and the process continued through the overnight hours, to put the fire out.

Departments from Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Southern Shores were each called in to help get things under control.

There are no injuries being reported in this fire, but the cause is not known.