THE BRONX - A fire destroyed the sanctuary of a Parkchester church Monday afternoon.
The House of Freedom Worship Center fire occurred at around 2 p.m.
Pastor Steven Mercado says the fire was caused by a torch being used for construction next door.
The 25 members of the church will have to worship in a private home until they can get their sanctuary repaired or someone can donate a space or funds.
No one was injured in the fire.
The church was only 7 months old.