Historic NYC Church Destroyed by Fire, 2nd Time in 11 Years

WNBC 4 - November 29, 2018

by Katherine Creag

Emmanuel Episcopal Church dates back to 1895 and lost its parish hall 11 years ago in a different fire.

A historic church in Brooklyn was destroyed by a raging fire early Thursday, the second time it burned in a little more than a decade.

Nobody was injured in the three-alarm blaze that broke out just after midnight at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on East 23rd Street in Sheepshead Bay, according to the FDNY.

It burned for about two hours, before the FDNY brought it under control shortly after 2 a.m.

The church has been part of the Brooklyn community since 1895 and lost its parish 11 years ago to a fire that also ripped through the kitchen. Video from the scene shows firefighters dosing the flames that lit up the night sky as smoke billowed out.