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The fire had almost completely engulfed the church less than 10 minutes after the initial fire call.
Fire destroys abandoned church

Fire destroyed the abandoned church at 7th and Coolbaugh streets in Red Oak Monday afternoon. 

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 3:25 p.m., after a report of smoke coming from the buiilding. By 3:30 p.m., the structure was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters are still on the scene as of 5:30 p.m. No word yet on the cause of the blaze. In addition to the Red Oak Fire Department, firefighters from Stanton, Villisca, Elliott, and Clarinda were also on the scene. 

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