HELOTES - A fire in Old Town Helotes has heavily damaged a church and gym early Tuesday morning.
Helotes and Grey Forest firefighters arrived at the scene in the 14700 block of Old Bandera Road around 2:15 a.m. to fight the blaze.
Now, the shift from firefighting to fire investigation will likely begin after the sun comes up.
In the meantime, two businesses connected to the quality of life in Helotes shift towards the exercise of faith.
CrossFit Bandera Road is a charred facade as is the church, Calvary New Life San Antonio, which shared the same space.
CrossFit Bandera has been at the location since 2011 and has around 180 members. Calvary New Life San Antonio is a smaller church where members meet for one service on Sundays. Wednesday night is their weekly life group meeting.
Helotes' fire chief said both were destroyed by the early morning fire.
A GoFundMe was created for CrossFit Bandera Road and has already reached $9,000 of its $15,000 goal.