GLEN CARBON - Firefighters battled a serious blaze Saturday afternoon at Shiloh Christian Church in the 100 block of Sunset Avenue in Glen Carbon.

Several fire departments were called to the scene. Fire agencies who responded included: Glen Carbon, Maryville, Troy, Edwardsville, Collinsville, and Madison County EMA.

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The fire remains under investigation, Glen Carbon Fire Protection District Chief Jason Whitaker said.

"At this point, we don't have any details to release on what or where the fire started," Whitaker added. "It was unoccupied at the time of the fire at 2:35 p.m. on Saturday. The church is closed. There was significant damage to the first floor and basement. It was a difficult fire and had heavy manpower with the temperatures outside and available resources at that time."

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