Services are going on as scheduled Sunday morning at a historic Pasadena church despite a fire early yesterday.
A witness called for help after seeing flames at Church of the Angels on Avenue 64. The fire burned pews and original statues, some of which have been in the church since it was built in 1889.
Investigators have also discovered signs of burglary and found graffiti.
"Because it's so historic, a lot of it has a significance and some of it may never be able to be replaced again," Lisa Derderian with the Pasadena Fire Department tells KPCC. "The individual or individuals who were involved in this spent a lot of time doing a lot of damage."
The fire is not currently being investigated as a hate crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pasadena police.