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A Bath church will be out of action for months after being badly damaged in a fire.
More than 40 firefighters were called to St Mary's Catholic Church in Julian Road yesterday evening, 24 July. Investigators are examining CCTV to help find out how it started.
The fire was in the porch but much of the building and roof was affected by heat, water and smoke damage.
The diocese of Clifton promises that the 19th century building will be repaired but services will be held in the parish hall until somewhere more suitable can be found.
A fire at a church in Bath has been contained to a small section of the roof and is believed to be under control.
Crews are now working to remove roof tiles and damp down the scene but there have been no reports of any injuries.
Julian Road will remain closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place later this evening.
Eight fire engines, including a turntable ladder are currently tackling a fire involving a church on Julian Road in Bath.
Four water jets are being used to bring the fire under control.
Firefighters have been working to fight the fire which is believed to involve the roof.
The incident is likely to cause disruption to traffic so motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Five fire engines are reported to be tackling a fire at a church on Julian Road in Bath.
Crews from Bath, Kingswood and Brislington have been sent to the scene.
Firefighters are currently working to fight the fire which is believed to involve the roof space.
The incident is likely to cause disruption to traffic so motorists have been advised to avoid the area.
More updates to follow.