Fire rips through Burlington church, leaving behind about $75,000 in damages

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A fire left a Burlington church with tens of thousands of dollars in damages.

No one was in the church Sunday night when a neighbor saw smoke and fire coming from the roof of Solid Rock Baptist Church.

At about 9:30 p.m., crews responded to the fire at 704 Piedmont Way, according to the Burlington Fire Department.

The incident caused damage to a beam in the ceiling and fire suppression left behind water damage.

BFD estimates structure damages at about $75,000 and about $25,000 in damages to church’s contents.

The fire department reports nothing at the scene suggests foul play.

Edsel Caviness, pastor at Solid Rock Baptist Church, told FOX8 he thinks an old cross with lights may have caused the fire.

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