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Watertown Fire Rescue released a report of a fire call at Four Square Church in Watertown, SD, early Sunday morning around 9:10 am. When WFR arrived at 1120 4th Street Northeast, they were met by "church staff" that had extinguished the fire using several ABC fire extinguishers and showed the location of the apparent electrical fire.

WRF stated in the release that "the location of the fire was at the ceiling level in the main sanctuary, and involved several burned ceiling tiles and some electrical cords powering their audio visual equipment, about 20 feet in the air."

WFR continues, "the damage was minimal and held to the main fire location, as the fire didn't spread to the roof or attic space of the structure.  WFR confirmed this using a thermal imaging camera after the power was negated to that area of the church.  The exact cause of the fire is undetermined at this time."

No injuries were reported at the time of the release. Several fans were used to air out the church.

WFR responded with two engines, an ambulance, and a command staff rig and was on the scene for about 1.5 hours.  WFR was assisted in evacuating and clearing the church by the Watertown Police Department.