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Mansfield church damaged in overnight fire

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Investigators are trying to find out what caused a church fire in Mansfield on  Thursday night.

A person passing by the Word of Life Family Church in the 2200 block of U.S. 287 first spotted the flames around 8:30 p.m.

Firefighters were called and they were able to get the fire under control within a couple of hours.

David Williams, a witness who watched crews put out the two alarm fire, said, "the flames shot through the roof and there was a spectacular fire that turned into a tornado of flames."

Investigators say it appears the fire damaged the church's offices as well as a sanctuary.

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