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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church burned down

July 20,2018

Posted: Fri Jul 20 16:15:52 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Jul 20 16:15:52 PDT 2018

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got more information this afternoon concerning the church near ashland that went up in flames overnight. wtva's xavier harris has been working on this story all day in benton county. he joins us live with what he's found out. i'm here at pleasant hill baptist church where the pastor and church members have lost something near and dear to their hearts. cemetery." pastor herbert luther says he could see the flames from the church over the trees from a mile away. when he arrived, the church he once called a second home was destroyed, leaving behind mixed emotions for him and for church members. "it hurts but it can be rebuilt and fixed." an assistant fire chief says it took nearly seven hours to get the fire under control and believes lightning is to blame. even though the church is gone, the memories still remain. "i was born and raised, grew up in this church probably spent 40 years here was baptized here and we were married here i'm devastated it hurts." "my brother in laws family and when he died his funeral was here and he's buried out here in the cemetery." members tell me they are fortunate no one was inside and no one got hurt. i'll share with you on w-t-v-a nine news at six what they plan to do now that their church home is gone. live in benton county, xavier harris, w-t-v-a nine news.
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