A church in Millville, Cumberland County, was destroyed in a three-alarm fire Saturday afternoon, officials said. Fire crews were called about noon to In His Presence Worship Center, where firefighters found the steeple and the roof on fire, Millville Fire Department Chief Kurt Hess said.

There were parishioners inside the church when the fire broke out, Hess said, but all escaped without injuries. Crews were on the scene until after 8 p.m., Hess said.

"It was a pretty big church, and we wanted to make sure it was out," he said. Hess said the department was investigating the cause of the fire, and said the church's sanctuary was a "total loss."
- Aubrey Whelan