HAWTHORNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A fire broke out on the altar Sunday in a church in Hawthorne, New Jersey.

The fire started around 10 a.m. at the Hawthorne United Methodist Church at 435 Lafayette Ave. in Hawthorne, officials said.

Hawthorne Church Fire

The altar caught fire at the Hawthorne United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (Credit: Boyd A. Loving)

A candle left on the altar started the fire, officials said. The altar itself and items on it were damaged, officials said.

Hawthorne Church Fire

The altar caught fire at the Hawthorne United Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (Credit: Boyd A. Loving)

The fire did not extend to any part of the church, but the entire building had to be ventilated due to smoke, officials said.

There were no injuries in the fire.