Fort Wayne church badly damaged by overnight fire…

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Officials say an overnight fire has badly damaged a Fort Wayne church.

Firefighters were called about 12:40 a.m. Monday to Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church on the city’s northeast side, where they found heavy smoke coming from the building.

Police say that firefighters had a difficult time finding the blaze because of the smoke and the building’s size. He says the fire was primarily contained to the church’s sanctuary area.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital with a minor injury, but no one else was hurt.

The fire’s cause wasn’t immediately known.