Crews battle church fire in Andale

ANDALE, Kan. - A church in Andale is heavily damaged after a fire.

It started around 5:30 Sunday morning, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, at the north end of town. 

One firefighter suffered serious burns to their hands and was taken to a hospital. Another firefighter was hospitalized for a separate injury. Both are reported to be doing well.

Heavy damage kept crews out of the church, forcing them to fight the fire from outside the building. 

Firefighters are looking into the possibility that the fire started from a lightning strike.

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