Contractors have moved in today to shore up the derelict chapel which collapsed in Launceston.
The roof of the chapel in Castle Street caved in after midnight on Thursday, bringing down the side walls.
Cornwall Council says the owners have promised to make the building safe while a decision is made about its future.
Fire crews in Cornwall are dealing with a chapel that has collapsed in Launceston.
They were called to the area at around midnight where searches of the building and debris are now being carried out.
No one is believed to have been hurt but the fire service say Castle Street is closed and people are being asked to stay away from the area.