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South LA church sustains $86K damage in fire

A fire tore through the Visions of Heaven Church of God in Christ on South Long Beach Avenue near Vernon Avenue on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

February 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The pastor and parishioners of a South Los Angeles church are reeling from a fire that badly damaged their building on South Long Beach Avenue near Vernon Avenue.

Investigators said flames broke out Saturday afternoon in the attic area of Visions of Heaven Church of God in Christ.

The church has a food distribution program that serves up to 300 families every other week.

The damage was estimated at about $86,000.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.


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