US 42 reopens after Delaware Co. church fire

DELAWARE, OH (WCMH)– ODOT says the road has reopened after a reported church fire in Delaware County.

According to ODOT, US 42 north, or Lake Street, was down to one lane between state Route 37 and Horseshoe Road because of a fire at the Church of God.

According to church members, the fire may have started in the back where the furnace is located, and the building did suffer some smoke damage.


Firefighters are blocking the roadway while crews work to clean up the scene.

The roadway reopened shortly before noon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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