Fire behind the crosses

(Deuce Niven photo)


By DEUCE NIVEN

     Electrical wires feeding three crosses on the rear exterior wall at Beaverdam Original Freewill Baptist Church apparently ignited adjacent lumber in the roof, a fire caught just in time, church member Keith McPherson said Monday morning.
    Church member Jerry Godwin discovered the fire, both men at the church awaiting a roofing contractor, McPherson said. Access to the fire was through a crawl-space above the second floor, above the Baptismal.
    “We got it out with a fire extinguisher,” McPherson said.
    Firefighters from the Roseland and Williams Township fire departments found embers, and took no chances, dousing the area with a fire extinguisher, water, and cutting away the burned timbers before declaring the area safe.
    For more on this story see the Sept. 24 Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

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