LONGPORT, N. J. (CBS) — A fire, caused by the weekend storm, destroyed a historic church in Atlantic County, New Jersey.READ MORE: 2 Police Officers Shot During Fourth Of July Festivities On Ben Franklin Parkway: Police
The Church of the Redeemer, located at 108 South 20th Avenue in Longport, N. J., is set to be demolished on Monday after being destroyed by the fire.READ MORE: With Hints Of Yellow In Sea Of Red, White And Blue, Montgomery County Town Honors Ukrainian Refugees
Authorities say the fire was caused by an electrical pole that blew over and hit the church’s bell tower.
The church has been a pillar of the community for more than a century.MORE NEWS: 2 People In Custody After Apparent Road Rage Shooting In Old City, Police Say