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Fire consumes Lebanon church
Nov 20, 2012 4:00 pm
A Lebanon church caught fire and burned Saturday night.
Police Chief Scott Bowen said the call came into dispatch about 10:50 p.m. reporting heavy smoke coming from the back of Lebanon Church of God at 600 Manier Street.
He said officers were the first to arrive on the scene minutes later, followed closely by firefighters and Wilson Emergency Management Agency paramedics who kept an ambulance on the scene while firefighters fought the blaze for about two hours.
No one was injured.
All that remained of the church building were some outside walls Sunday morning.
The church administration is using social media to stay in contact with congregants. A post Sunday on the church’s Facebook page advised members to look for news, information and updates on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email.
“This is just where we have congregated the past 40 years, but the church itself dwells within our heart. I agree with other in the expression that a piece of me went up in flames as we watched our church go, but now is the time that we accept this opportunity to move forward. Let us demonstrate what it means to walk by faith and not by sight,” wrote a church administrator Sunday on the church’s Facebook page.