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Large fire damages Woodbury church complex

Both the Woodbury and Cottage Grove Fire Departments battled the blaze.

WOODBURY, Minn. — Crews from two cities battled a large fire at The Grove United Methodist Church in Woodbury around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

An official told KARE 11 the fire started in the Education Building that is connected to the larger church.

Woodbury officials say between 12 to 20 individuals were inside the church at the time of the fire, but that all were evacuated and none were injured. 

The fire broke out in a room above a library and two classrooms, according to the church's pastor.

The pastor said no children were in the building at the time of the fire. All faculty were able to make it out of the building.

Both the Woodbury and Cottage Grove Fire Departments responded to combat the blaze. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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