Georgia Church Building Destroyed After Fire Breaks Out During Service
Tragedy struck the Douglas Christian Fellowship Church of God in Douglas, Georgia on Wednesday night when a fire broke out during a worship service, destroying the building.
In the direct of the service, a worship leader can be seen pointing at something off-camera in the middle of a song. The other worship leader then stopped chanting and the congregation can be seen quickly evacuating the building. The fire apparently started about 15 minutes into the service.
In a later video captured by CBS46the building can be seen engulfed in flames.
Robert Preston Jr. DouglasNow reported from outside the Douglas Christian Fellowship, saying a propane tank at the back of the church exploded, starting the fire. The cause of this explosion is still unknown.
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Fortunately, all worshipers were safely evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported.
The damage caused by the fire was extensive, causing the roof of part of the building to collapse and another part of the building to be completely leveled.
“It’s pretty impressive, and I don’t mean impressive in a good way,” Preston said live on stage. “This fire happened in a hurry, it spread in a hurry and did a lot of damage in a hurry.”
As Preston filmed the embers from a collapsed part of the building, he said: ‘And it’s just amazing – and I say ‘amazing’, now, in a good way – that no one was hurt. We are so grateful.
Community members expressed their condolences and support for the church on Facebook following the fire. “We pray for you all! God will restore [it] 100 times,” said one. Another commented: “Glory to God everyone got out safely. Pray for your church family!
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