Fire damages Reno County church

The cause of a fire that damaged St. Joseph Church, Ost, Wednesday is still not known.
Father Ivan Eck, pastor, discovered the fire at about 5:15 p.m. when he opened the front doors of the church to prepare for Confirmation planned for Thursday. Confirmation was moved to the parish hall.
The fire damaged a wooden side altar, a statue of St. Joseph, and the immediate area around the altar. The rest of the church suffered smoke damage. More photos below.

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