House Of Prayer Up In Flames

Church Fire Sus

House Of Prayer Up In Flames

Investigations are continuing into the cause of fire of an unused church in Sydney's inner-west overnight.

Emergency services were called around 8.30pm to Railway Road in Sydenham following reports of a building-fire.

The fire tore through parts of the St Mary and St Mina Coptic Church, with crews forced to call for back-up as the blaze took hold of the back section of the property

It comes as Coptic leaders were pushing for the church to be heritage listed, after council planned to demolish the site.