FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – An abandoned church was destroyed after a late-night fire Thursday in East Fort Worth.

Credit:  Stewart McKenzie,

Credit: Stewart McKenzie,

Heavy smoke then flames ripped through the former building for Unity Missionary Baptist Church as firefighters arrived around 10:45 p.m.  The church building is  located in the 5400 block of Elgin Street.

As parts of the aging building began to sag and collapse, firefighters quickly moved to fight the flames defensively.

Credit: Stewart McKenzie,

Credit: Stewart McKenzie,

There were no reports of injuries and a fire investigator was on scene early Friday to try to determine what sparked the blaze.

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