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Overnight fire destroys historic Red Lake church

A fire destroyed the St. Mary's Mission Church overnight Saturday. (Submitted photo)1 / 2
The Alaska Volunteer Fire Department provided aid to Red Lake firefighters battling the blaze. (Alaska Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page)2 / 2

RED LAKE -- A 159-year-old Red Lake church was destroyed in an an overnight fire.

According to a Facebook post on the St. Mary’s Mission School’s page, the cause of the fire at the St. Mary's Mission Church is under investigation.

A post to the Alaska Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook page said that the department responded to a mutual aid call from Red Lake early Saturday morning. The Alaska department provided water and aid Red Lake crews battled the blaze.

The school, located on the same campus as the church, was not affected by the fire, the post said.

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