"I must be dreaming": Pastor needs help after fire destroys downtown church
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - As it's said, looks can be deceiving.
The pillars to the building are still standing.
The windows are untouched.
But, a closer look at University City Church shows black smoke-stains, leading to a disastrous scene.
"Very surreal," Pastor Andrew Stacy told Nine On Your Side about getting the call his church was on fire. "Middle of the night [around] 2:45. [I thought], I must be dreaming."
Sunday morning, there were 41 Tucson Firefighters and a 100-foot ladder trying to stop flames coming out of an attic built in the 1940s.
"The best of our guesses now is that it was an electrical fire of some sort in the northwest part of the attic space," Pastor Stacy said.
Firefighters told him if they had waited 15 more minutes, the entire historic church would have been a complete loss.