Firefighters continue to put out hot spots at the scene of an overnight church fire in South Jersey.

Fire and rescue respond to a fire at the Easton Bible Church in Hainesport (6 ABC)

The  2-alarm fire heavily damaged the historic Easton Bible Church on Fostertown Road in Hainesport, breaking out at about 3 a.m.

Fire crews from several neighboring towns brought the fire under control by around 5 a.m. according to NBC 10. A pastor tells the television station the cause of the fire may have been electrical and the damage largely contained to the church office.

6 ABC reports the church, built in 1811, is one of the oldest buildings in Burlington County and has a congregation of about 500.


The Associated Press contributed to this report