L.A. Congregation Loses Church To Fire A Week Before Christmas

A Los Angeles-area church was destroyed in a massive fire just hours before a Christmas play and a toy giveaway. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that firefighters arrived at Victory Outreach church in Pomona at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. A fire department spokeswoman told television station KABC that firefighters attacked the fire aggressively, but after about 20 minutes the roof started to collapse and the fire expanded. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.