Claremore church deemed a ‘total loss’ after fire

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Claremore was destroyed Thursday after fire broke out.

CLAREMORE, Okla. – A church in Claremore was destroyed by a fire on Thursday.

Pastor Mark Burger says he was working on his Sunday sermon inside Redeemer Lutheran Church when he smelled smoke.

Firefighters rushed to the church, but there was very little they could do to stop the blaze.

According to KJRH, church leaders believe that the fire started near the heating or electrical unit.

However, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.