Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tragedy strikes North Royalton

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (Fox8) — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that ripped through Saint Matthew the Evangelist Antiochian Orthodox Church in North Royalton Saturday morning.

It happened at around 9 a.m. at the church on Albion Road, when someone inside called to report the fire.

North Royalton Fire Chief Robert Chegan says firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the church. The blaze was knocked down quickly and under control within 30 min, Chegan said.

Crews from Strongsville, Parma, Broadview Heights, and Seven Hills came to assist North Royalton fire.

No one was hurt, but the building sustained significant damage.

Officials are still investigating the cause.


  1. If you'd like to help support St. Matthew's, please pray for us. Everyone can do this and we'd greatly appreciate it.

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  2. I was staying in the Cleveland area this past summer and happened to visit this very church. You couldn't ask to meet a more warm, active, and vibrant community. I have no doubt that God's grace sustain them in this wake of this disaster. My prayers go out to them.