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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Fire levels100-year old church

Multiple fire departments head to Pineview to battle the blaze


March 5, 2020

Joe Thomas

Firefighters battle blaze of a Pineview church Thurday night

A Pineview church, estimated to be 100 to 120 years old, was left in ruins last Thursday night when the old wooden structure erupted into flames limiting firefighters to focusing on keeping the blaze from spreading to other structures.

The Pineview Volunteer Fire Department was first dispatched about 9:15 p.m. to Crossroad Church on Pineview Cemetery Road and when the first truck arrived, fireman found the structure fully involved.

Pineview Fire Chief Jay Ates said one of the first duties was to try and cool the large propane tanks next to the church.

"Those tanks have a release valve open...

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