HOPEWELL, Va. -- Fire investigators are working to discover what caused a Hopewell church to go up in flames Friday night
This is when firefighters were called to the Hopewell Church of the Nazarene off Smithfield Avenue around 10:40 p.m.
Crews found heavy flames and smoke shooting up from the church.
Officials said no one was inside the church at the time of the fire.
Church officials said in a Facebook post that the structure could be a total loss.
"It is with a heavy heart that we report our beloved church suffered a catastrophic fire late last night," the post reads. "Thankfully the professional first responders from Hopewell Fire & Rescue and Hopewell Police Department contained the fire quickly, and prevented a spread to our neighbors..."
Worship services will take place Sunday at the Colonial Heights Church of the Nazarene at 2:30 p.m.
"The outcry of support from our friends, family, and community has been overwhelming," church officials wrote.
Investigators are calling the fire suspicious.
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