Heights church heavily damaged in fire, authorities say

St. Mark's United Church on fire in this Sept. 20, 2019 photo from the Houston Fire Department.

HOUSTON – A fire heavily damaged a Heights church Friday.

Houston firefighters posted photos of flames coming out of a window at the St. Mark's United Methodist Church on the Houston Fire Department Twitter account. 

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The church is located in the 600 block of Pecore. Officials said three people inside the building got out safely.

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