Soap Lake church completely destroyed in fire

Grant County Fire District 13 photo

The House of Prayer Slavic Baptist Church in Soap Lake was gutted by fire early Saturday evening.

The fire first was reported about 5:30 p.m. with multiple agencies, including Grant County Fire Districts 7 and 13 responding to find the church fully engulfed.

As firefighters fought the blaze on 5th Avenue, Soap Lake Police had to tell people to steer clear of the scene after someone drove over a water hose.

Fire officials say the fire started in the kitchen of the church but the cause remains under investigation.

Grant County Fire District 13 photo

Firefighters spent about three hours battling the blaze and as they were mopping up Fire District 13 crews had to respond to a vehicle fire in Soap Lake that they were able to quickly extinguish.