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Mar 20, 2014 8:04 AM by Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS

Catholic Church Center Burns to the Ground

ROBSTOWN - Almost a dozen people watched in silence as their community church facility burned to the ground last night.

"I can't talk about it now," said one woman, tearing up. "We have worship services, classes there."

A police cruiser noticed the initial smoke and called fire crews around 10 PM, but by the time the arrived, the Holy Family Transformation Center was completely engulfed.

"Our initial concern was preventing the fire from spreading, the nuns live just right there," said a Robstown volunteer firefighter, pointing to homes directly beside the building.

He said they did everything they could to maintain control of the flames, but the building is a complete loss.

The building, which has been standing for decades, is considered a staple in the community.

Investigators are looking into the exact cause of the fire, but right now they don't have any suspicions of arson.

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