WOODBURN, Ky. (WBKO) -- After several area fire crews responded to a call of a structure fire at Woodburn Baptist Church on Friday night, cleanup crews are working to get the damages -- being described as minimal -- fixed as soon as possible.
According to the Woodburn Fire Department and Warren Weeks, Minister of Education and Administration at the church, the damage is contained to the ceiling of the sanctuary.
"There was probably a little more extensive damage to the wiring and the lighting and some of the sound stuff, and so all of that is going to have to be replaced but cosmetically it was minor damage, but some of our systems are going to need a little more extensive repair," explains Weeks.
Servpro, a company specializing in fire and water cleanup and restoration, had several crew members working at the church on Monday.
They say they were also on scene Friday night, and stayed until Saturday morning, trying to get the damage cleaned up and make sure the congregation could meet on Sunday.
"The first thing Pastor Tim asked me was if they could have service on Sunday pretty much as soon as I walked in the door (Friday night)," says Chris Dugger, who works with Servpro.
He goes on to say, "And I said, 'Well, I don't know, let's take a look at it,' and he said he had about 500 to 600 people so I talked to the guys and they all agreed it would be easier for us to have them ready for service on Sunday than it would be for him to reschedule 500 or 600 people."
Sure enough, church services resumed per usual Sunday morning, with a tarp on the ceiling covering the damaged area.
"Up in the ceiling where the fire started, there's some charred joists and two by fours up in that area so we will have somebody look at those and see if they need to be replaced. If it's just on the surface, we pretty much get the burn off and fix it from there," adds Dugger.
Dugger and Weeks both say area fire departments did a wonderful job keeping the fire contained to such a small area of the ceiling, and they're glad church services are able to resume per usual.
We've attached a link to a previous story about Friday night's fire to this story.