CONEJOS — Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church is accepting donations to help repair damage from a Tuesday night fire. Donations can be hand-delivered to the rectory at St. Augustine Church in Antonito.

Checks payable to Our Lady of Guadalupe with fire damage specified on the memo line may also be mailed to Guadalupe Parish Credit Union, P.O. Box 97, Antonito, CO 81120.

The fire started Tuesday night because of what appeared to be electrical problems, Conejos County Sheriff Howard Galvez said. There were no signs of foul play found by investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the sheriff said.The fire was limited to a small hallway with bathrooms, but the rest of the building did suffer smoke damage.

The blaze on the eve of Ash Wednesday came 90 years after an Ash Wednesday fire that gutted the original church in 1926. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the oldest church parish in the state.

Published: February 12, 2016; Last modified: February 12, 2016 11:28PM

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