Vigil held outside burned Westport church

The Westport community is pulling together after a historic church went up in flames.It happened Sunday night at the Saugatuck Congregational Church on the Post

WESTPORT - The Westport community is pulling together after a historic church went up in flames.

It happened Sunday night at the Saugatuck Congregational Church on the Post Road.

More than 100 parishioners gathered at the site last night for a special outdoor service.

Church leaders say their immediate focus is making sure their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the poor can go on.

They say thanks to public support and donations, the dinner will be held at nearby Christ and Holy Trinity Church.

To see extended video of the Saugatuck Congregational Church fire, select iO Extra on Channel 612.

Authorities investigate Westport church fire

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