Nativity Scene Survives Fire that Guts Alabama Church

By: AP
By: AP

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - A fire that gutted a longtime Decatur church somehow avoided a Bible surrounded by a Nativity scene.

Interim pastor Brian McLaughlin said they had been placed for a
Christmas celebration and it was amazing the fire didn't destroy
them.

The church dates back 108 years and its sanctuary was built in
1948.

The church, which has about 110 members, went up in flames Wednesday night.

The cause was being investigated, but fire officials said there was nothing suspicious about it.

Firefighters had difficulty battling the blaze because it started in an attic.


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