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Firefighters save 150-year-old Bible during church fire in Unity

It happened on Depot Street.
It happened on Depot Street.
It happened on Depot Street.(WABI)
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 7:40 PM EST
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UNITY, Maine (WABI) - Officials are trying to figure out what caused a church fire in Unity.

It happened on Depot Street at the Unity United Methodist Church.

Officials say the call came in just around 6 p.m.

They say it appears to have started in the basement.

We’re told no one was injured in the fire.

We’re told there is significant damage to the inside of the church.

Chief Parsons is Unity’s fire chief.

“Our crews did a phenomenal job to get it knocked down and save what we saved, there’s heavy smoke and fire damage throughout the inside of the church. It was actually a really good save for an old building,” said Parsons.

He tells us they were able to save a 150-year-old Bible with minor water damage.

Officials tell us the roads should be back open within the next few hours.

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