Vietnamese Church In St. Petersburg Destroyed In Fire

A massive fire at a St. Petersburg church will change polling locations for the Aug. 26 Primary election.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Pinellas County Fire fighters responded to a 3 alarm fire at Vietnamese Evangelical Church, 4344 21st St. N.

Flames went through the roof of the 60-by-80-foot church, and downed nearby power lines.

The church acted as a polling place for Precinct 139. On Election Day, those voters must now go to Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, at the southwest corner of 50th Avenue North and 12th Street North, said Nancy Whitlock, communications director for the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections.

Source: Tampa Tribune