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ROCHESTER — Fire crews remain at the scene of a blaze that has destroyed a vacant 145-year-old church in Rochester.

Officials say the fire started around 1 a.m. Friday in an attached building in the back of the church on West Main Street and quickly spread to the man structure.

Dozens of firefighters battled the blaze for several hours before getting it under control around 5 a.m. Firefighters are still at the scene dousing hot spots.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion. No other injuries were reported.

Fire officials say the structure, built in 1870, will be torn down.

It was home to the Westminster Presbyterian Church before the congregation moved in the early 1900s. Afterward, it housed a German-American club for decades.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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