Massive fire heavily damages church in Biscoe

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — A church in Biscoe was heavily damaged by a massive fire early Tuesday morning.

Crews responded to the fire around 2 a.m. where smoke and flames were seen billowing out of First Baptist Church of Biscoe. The church is located at 225 East Main Street.

Four departments responded to the fire including Biscoe, Troy, Candor and Star.

Officials say about 50 percent of the church was damaged by the flames. The church also suffered extensive smoke and water damage.

The steeple collapsed into the sanctuary of the church, crews said. No one was in the church at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The SBI and ATF have been called in to help investigate.

One lane of Main Street is blocked in front of the church.

The church will work with a building inspector and once deemed safe, church officials will try and restore power to the back side of the building. The community is hoping to hold church services in the fellowship hall this coming Sunday.

16 comments

    • Heather

      Our county fire department is well trained. You, however may need to be trained on how to spell… It’s these. Thank you

      • Bo Diddley

        It’s called an auto-correct error, Heather. Now, get back to picking up trash on the side of the road.

  • Tractor Johnson

    No suspects named huh..? I’m guessing men in white robes with cute little iron-on patches, burned this church.

  • Brandi

    You are all being disrespectful. This is a terrible lose. My thoughts and prayers are with this congregation and the firefighters did a great job trying to save as much of the church as possible. Some of the firemen were members of this church and I can only image what they were feeling as they did their best this morning.

      • Amy

        It would be nice if a Fox8 representative would delete any disrespectful comments during such an emotional time for our church. Positive thoughts and prayers are what is needed, not bickering and negativity towards people you don’t know. The four fire departments on scene did an excellent job saving special features of our church. We appreciate all that they did!!

  • Eddie

    I advise to not listen to what you say if this is what you think is a decent way to offer an opinion. No need to be so bitter. In a time like this, optimism is the best medicine. If you think you can help them…DO IT…instead of bickering. God be with you.

  • Bo Diddley

    I’ve just left the site of the fire and am even more convinced proper firefighting technique cooks have done a better job.

  • Eddie

    Amy…my heart and prayers go out to you and your church family. You are right…that is the most important thing to comment on and should be the only thing that is allowed to be posted. Believe me…I was highly offended by the first comment posted and the next comments posted by the same individual (BO DIDDLEY). I cannot believe how inappropriate these comments are and hope the report comment function will be utilized in removing such comments. I have ties to this area of Montgomery County and fully believe that all respondents did everything possible to safely control the scene. God bless all of them.

    • Bo Diddley

      Eddie, your nonsensical replies get old. I fully research every story on here as a service to the community. My comments are here to bring the clarity of truth to the downtrodden and backwards communities of Rockingham, Randolph, Alamance and Davidson. I have travelled globe, excelled at many things, taught others the ways of wisdom. You may thank me the next time you choose to comment. Good day, sir!

      • Eddie

        First off, for those in the Biscoe area and First Baptist Church community who may see this back and forth string of replies associated with such opinions, I apologize if this seems off subject and dearly send my best wishes for the church to get back on its feet, which I know it will with all the support from the community.

        BO, Biscoe is in Montgomery, so not a part of the list of communities you mention that you cover. An oversight I’m sure, but I get the drift on what you are saying. I just don’t fully understand where you are coming from with such opinions? Please don’t answer…you obviously have your reasons on this matter with your “research”.

        I do not know who you are, what you are all about or your purpose for serving the community. All I can say about a self proclaimed knowledgeable person as yourself, it would seem logical that such a person would be more sympathetic on what firefighters have to go through to do the best they can do for every situation with the main goal in mind…to save lives when called upon and keep the scene as safe as possible.

        I don’t “thank” anyone for words they say…but “actions” they take. So thanks to all the fire departments for doing an excellent job.

        Good day to you as well BO!

  • Sylvia

    I was born and raised in this Church as were my Parents and their parents before them. This is a very challenging time for our church family. God will carry us through this no matter what the cause. I am thankful that no one was in the church at the time and God’s protecting hands were around those firemen when the steeple fell. For those of you who know nothing of this church or of our church family. Come visit and worship with us on Sunday Morning. We are holding our worship service in the fellowship hall behind the damaged building after our regular 4th Sunday breakfast. You are all welcome. As John said so well in his statement that God does not give us more than we can handle, but this is a tall order, but not impossible. All things are possible in God. The best thing anybody can do is just remember us in your prayers. God Bless and please stop the senseless chatter. Come join us on Sunday.

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