UNITY, Maine — Firefighters responding to a fire at a church in Unity saved the building — and a 150-year-old Bible.
Firefighters were alerted Monday evening to the blaze at the Unity United Methodist Church. The old Bible was saved with minor water damage, Fire Chief Blaine Parsons told WABI-TV.
“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,” he said.
The fire is one of several that are being investigated in recent days in Unity, a public safety spokesperson said. There have been no injuries.
The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office said investigators were at the church Tuesday to process the scene and investigate the cause of the fire. The fire appeared to have started in the basement, Parsons said.