2012-08-02 / Front Page

A small fire is a blessing



Members and neighbors of County Line Baptist Church marvel at the fire-damaged electric service that caught fire Sunday morning just before services. Hunters spotted smoke and flames rising from the church, just a mile inside Oglethorpe County, called Wilkes 911, and threw water on the surrounding mulch. Firefighters from the Rayle Volunteer Fire Department and the Philomath VFD took care of the fire, which did not damage the structure of the 1927 church building, and workers from Rayle EMC were soon on hand to replace the damaged equipment. Members and neighbors of County Line Baptist Church marvel at the fire-damaged electric service that caught fire Sunday morning just before services. Hunters spotted smoke and flames rising from the church, just a mile inside Oglethorpe County, called Wilkes 911, and threw water on the surrounding mulch. Firefighters from the Rayle Volunteer Fire Department and the Philomath VFD took care of the fire, which did not damage the structure of the 1927 church building, and workers from Rayle EMC were soon on hand to replace the damaged equipment.

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