Former Vandalia Church Converted Into A Home A Total Loss After Thursday Night Fire

A church that was converted into a home in Vandalia is a complete loss after a fire last night (Thursday).

According to a spokesperson for the Vandalia Fire Department they were called about the fire around 7:45pm at the old Second Baptist Church in Vandalia at 314 S Taylor and found the structure fully engulfed in flames.

One woman and a child were at the home at the time of the fire, however reportedly were uninjured and able to get out safely.

It is believed the fire started in the attic.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be electrical in nature, however remains undetermined.