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1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago



BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

The flames fanned by a high wind, went out of control despite efforts of firemen from Galway and seven other Saratoga county villages, Fire Chief C. Duane McChesney said. He estimated the damage at $50,000. No one was injured.

Sparks from the church set fire to a barn owned by John H. Teachout a quarter-mile away, McChesney said, causing an estimated additional $500 damage. The barn fire was quickly extinguished.

McChesney said the fire started from soot in the chimney and later two oil burners in the rear of the church exploded.
 

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