Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that gutted a Kalamazoo church.

The fire at Open Door Church of God in Christ broke out Wednesday afternoon, causing the roof to collapse.

Parishioners could only stand and watch as their house of prayer went up in flames.

But parishioner Gloria Rhymes said there is a silver lining. “God is gonna protect us in that way. To help us go on further, it’s just sad to see that we had to start all over from this way.”

No one was hurt, and the Fire Marshal is looking into how the fire started.

According to the pastor, the church will be rebuilt.

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