Lake Worth church damaged by fire in Waterside Plaza

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Pastor Melege Joseph doesn't know where he is going to give his next sermon but knows it won't be at the Waterside Plaza.

"We have so many things, I can't describe what we lost," he said.

When firefighters got to Temple De La Restoration, smoke was pouring into the sky and spreading to businesses next door.  

Peter Longwood went running out of his gym, only a few doors from the fire. "I thought everything was on fire, I thought the whole place was on fire with how everything was looking."

Peter says the flames caused smoke damage at the gym. He hopes to reopen soon.

For Pastor Joseph and his congregation, this fire has left them with a more uncertain future. "God always has a plan, things may be awkward but God still has a plan."

The church hopes to find another place for its services.

As for the other businesses... many owners are trying to figure out when they will be able to open again.

No injuries have been reported.  The cause of the fire has not been determined.

 

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