A church in Queens was badly damaged by a fire hours before Sunday mass, forcing the parish to cancel services.
The Fire Department was called to the two-alarm blaze around 5:45 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. The church is on 37th Avenue in Corona, Queens.
It took 106 firefighters about two hours to bring the blaze under control. No injuries have been reported.
Mass was canceled Sunday and won’t resume until further notice. Church service for the entire week has been canceled. One of the workers said that it would take at least thirty days before the damage would be repaired.
The fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire.