- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The congregation at Zion Presbyterian Church in southern Lincoln is reeling from its second fire in less than 10 years.

Firefighters were sent to battle the blaze just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported.

The church’s senior pastor, Stu Kerns, told the Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1Sy62Re ) that it seemed “ridiculously surreal” to him when he heard about the fire. He says the fire started in the kitchen and says the office manager called 911 and got out safely. The fire was declared under control a little before noon.

The congregation used to meet at Ninth and D streets and had planned to expand there. But on June 9, 2007, one day before a groundbreaking, its 80-year-old building was destroyed by fire.

Tuesday’s fire cause is being investigated.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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