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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Driver calls 911 to alert church fire

Response saves Jay church


February 8, 2018

Joe Thomas

Firemen prepare to enter Jay church during Sunday's fire

An alert driver on Highway 89 in Jay spotted smoke coming from the roof vents of Concord Primitive Baptist Church Sunday morning that prompted five fire departments to respond and quickly bring the blaze under control.

Jay Fire Chief Tony Simmons said someone saw the smoke about 8 a.m. Sunday and called 911. The church is located about two miles past Jay High School and about a half mile from the Jay Fire Department.

Simmons said when firemen got to the scene the fire was in the attic and was quickly extinguished. Firemen then worked to remove the smoldering insulation from the attic.


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