First Baptist Church Fire Walton, NY

At 3:30am firefighters arrived on the scene at the First Baptist Church in Walton, NY. The church was burning on the inside at the time, but the flames could not be contained and the church burned to the ground. The adjacent parsonage was also significantly damaged as the fire spread. Firefighters from Walton and Trout Creek were first at the scene; and were later assisted by the Delhi and Sidney Fire Departments. The fire was battled for a few hours and finally brought under control at approximately 6:15am.

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Arthur Richardson says ... on Thursday, Feb 3 at 12:09 PM

How very, very sad. My parents Owen and Kathleen Richardson were very active in this church during my childhood. Until I was about 16 years old, we attended this church every time the doors were open. I would like to know plans to rebuild. r

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rex says ... on Wednesday, Jan 12 at 4:53 PM

Wow I used to live across the street from there. what a tragic event and hope the person responsible is never let out of jail.

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paul says ... on Wednesday, Jan 12 at 3:42 PM

thats so sad i remember going to church there as a kid

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observingnature says ... on Tuesday, Jan 11 at 10:32 PM

These are very good pictures, it must have been hard to take them with all the emotional feelings. I can see the bell in the bell tower. Were they able to save that too? The things that were saved will be there for a new beginning.

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Bonnie says ... on Tuesday, Jan 11 at 5:33 PM

God always comes through in mysterious ways! Saving the sign and the steps is a sign of mysterious ways! May God be with Pastor Jay and Maggie and family as well as the Baptist church family!

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Susan says ... on Tuesday, Jan 11 at 11:25 AM

By a saving Grace, the sign in front of this church, made it through, UNSCATHED!

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