Jones said firefighters responded to Trinity United Methodist Church at 409 North Wilson Street in Paris around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. He said it took them until 4:45 p.m. to put the fire out.
Jones provided Local 6 with pictures taken early in the blaze, showing the heavy smoke that was visible when responders first arrived, and as the fire progressed.
No one was injured. The cause is unknown, but the fire marshal is investigating.