(Montevideo, MN) Church officials and parishioners are reeling this morning after a fire broke out late Sunday night at a Montevideo church. At approximately 9:32 pm, Chippewa County Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a fire at the Montevideo Baptist Church located at 534 7th street North.

(Photo courtesy Montevideo Baptist Church Facebook Page, photographer unknown)

Upon arrival, authorities found the interior of the building completely engulfed in flames. Montevideo Police and Fire were on scene until this morning when the investigation was turned over to the State Fire Marshall. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and building is being called a total loss. In cases of church fires, the FBI is automatically notified.