One Year Anniversary of Somers Church Fire

Residents of Somers are still looking for answers about the fire that destroyed a church in the town commons one year ago.

The initial call came in with reports of smoke in the area of the Somers Congregational Church. Minutes later, the fire escalated.

“In a matter of 45 minutes, the whole place was engulfed. I just stood on the street and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. That it was going,” said Somers Police Chief Gary Schiessl.

According to a spokesperson for Connecticut State Police, the cause of the fire is still under investigation and it is an active case.

Now, members of the congregation are looking to the future for the historic building.

The architecture plans show that when the church is rebuilt, it will have a familiar look. Officials from the church hope that the construction will be finished by next October.

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