UPDATED: Early morning fire guts church

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

UPDATED 3:35 P.M.

A Davidson County church was gutted in a fire early Saturday morning.
The blaze started just before 4 a.m. at Wayside Baptist Tabernacle on 104 Forest Hill Road just outside of Lexington.
About a dozen fire stations, rescue squads and other responders sent crews to the scene. The church’s roof was destroyed.
One firefighter suffered a minor burn. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, said Zach Sears, assistant chief for the West Lexington Fire & Rescue Department.
The sanctuary that burned is a total loss, Sears told The High Point Enterprise Saturday afternoon. Firefighters were able to preserve the church’s fellowship hall and a residence next to sanctuary, he said.
The sanctuary dated from the mid-1960s, Sears said.

 

 

A Davidson County church was gutted in a fire early Saturday morning.

The fire started just before 4 a.m. at Wayside Baptist Tabernacle on 104 Forest Hill Road in Lexington.

About a dozen fire stations sent crews to the scene, according to WXII-TV. The church's roof was destroyed.

No one was injuried. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.