SPENCER, Mass. – The First Congregational Church of Spencer was destroyed Friday afternoon by a five-alarm fire.

The flames were so strong, they caused the church’s steeple to collapse. The church also had a cell tower on it, and it was destroyed as well.

Firefighters said it’s unclear if anyone was inside the building and there are no reports of injuries.

The church was first built in 1743 and is considered a town landmark. Firefighters from several communities did what they could to extinguish the flames, but there is significant damage.

Firefighters aren’t sure about the cause of the fire yet, but there were thunderstorms moving through the area before the first fire alarm sounded.