UPDATE: Fire damages historic Provo Tabernacle

PROVO, Utah (AP) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is calling a blaze that likely gutted the historic Provo Tabernacle tragic. Spokesman Scott Trotter says the gabled 19th century building “is a reminder of the pioneering spirit that built Utah.” Fire Battalion Chief Gary Jolley told the Daily Herald of Provo whatever was in the tabernacle during the early Friday blaze, “is just probably all burned up.” Investigators likely won’t be able to enter it until Saturday. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it is believed to have started in an upper level of the structure. The building has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975. It was originally constructed between 1883 to 1898.

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