Eyewitness Accounts: Schroon Lake Community Church Fire

Danny Hall I was one of the first people to see it as I was driving by just as a window blew out and then the flames. From the looks when I got there it started in the sanctuary and in just 10 minutes it was out of control and even with the quick response by FD's it was too far gone to save.

Patricia Christian Melissa Scully Maisonville's house is okay....thanks to the Schroon Lake and North Hudson fire departments keeping the flames contained until Pottersville and Ticonderoga could get here to help...

Fire Destroys Schroon Lake Community Church

Photographer  Andrew Gushee .

Photographer Andrew Gushee.

The Schroon Lake Community Church, a spiritual gathering place for so many, has been destroyed by fire.

The heart breaking image above was captured by Andrew Gushee, via his drone. Andrew was working across the street renovating the old Red Horse Antique Store which is the new home of 9 Mile Coffee, in which he is a partner.

The blaze broke out around 3 pm . As of this writing there appears to be no injuries to civilians or fire fighters. Schroon Lake Volunteer Fire Department were first on scene at around 3:15 pm along with Ticonderoga and Chilson fire departments.

Photos of the fire show just how quickly it spread. The image below is from Darren Woods, as the fire is just beginning, before firefighters arrived en masse.

Photo Darren Woods

Photo Darren Woods

Tonya Whitford Condon captured a series of pictures as the fire gradually engulfed the wood structure. You can view them by clicking here. Another dramatic image was captured by Lindsay Taylor.

Photo Lindsay TAYLOR

Photo Lindsay TAYLOR

Mutual aid was provided by North Hudson, Chilson, Ticonderoga and Crown Point. Horicon, Chestertown, Pottersville and Warrensburg all responded from Warren County, as well. Mineville stood by at North Hudson's station, and Putnam stood by at Ticonderoga's.

The Essex County Sheriff's Department and State Police were on site for crowd and traffic control. This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.

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