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Cause of Mississippi church fire investigated (updated)


Jackson, Miss., firefighters battle a blaze at Capitol Street Church of Christ on Saturday night. (Photo by Joe Ellis / www.clarionledger.com)

The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., reports:

Capitol Street Church of Christ in Jackson caught fire Saturday night, sending smoke and flames through the roof and forcing the move of its morning service today.
The cause of the fire at the 31-year-old church wasn’t immediately available.
Scores of firefighters continued to fight large towers of smoke and flames visible from the roof over the church’s fellowship hall late into Saturday night.

UPDATE: A later news story reports that the church is trying to figure out where to meet temporarily and mentions lightning as a possible cause of the fire.

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    I am saddened to see this picture. From 1964 to 1967 I was the pulpit minister of this congregation, the oldest in Jackson. We had 250 families attending with a fine and spiritual eldership. David Wade served as associate minister for part of that time. It appears that the portion of the building shown in the picture is the old part of the building, which is over sixty years old. Many Christians throughout Mississippi have some type of relationship with this congregation. I wish those brethren well and pray that they will be able to recover what was lost. I can be reached at [email protected]
    Al Price
    June, 25 2010

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