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Historic Franklinville Church Comes Down – Members Plan to Rebuild

Historic Franklinville Church Comes Down – Members Plan to Rebuild

Local
Franklinville United Methodist Church is being torn down after one of its walls collapsed. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) FRANKLINEVILLE N.C. - Members of the Franklinville United Methodist Church are saving what they can as the church is demolished following a wall collapse last week. On the night of July 6th, 2023, emergency crews responded to the Franklinville United Methodist Church on S. Main St after receiving a report of a commercial fire. Arriving units reported didn't find a fire, but rather a partial structure collapse of one of the walls of the church with a strong smell of gas. Initial reports of the collapse being caused by an explosion from a gas leak were dismissed as the cause. The gas leak was believed to have been triggered by an A/C unit falling onto a g...
Emergency Crews Respond to Structure Collapse at Franklinville Church

Emergency Crews Respond to Structure Collapse at Franklinville Church

Breaking News
https://youtu.be/cDO73bYd0xk FRANKLINVILLE N.C. - Emergency crews and officials are on the scene in Franklinville investigating what caused a portion of the Franklinville United Methodist Church to collapse. Just before 9 p.m. emergency crews from Franklinville Eastside, and Westside Fire Departments along with Randolph County EMS, Ash-Rand Rescue, and Randolph County Emergency Managment were called to the Franklinville United Methodist Church located at 227 W Main St, in Franklinville for a report of a commercial fire. Arriving units did not find a fire but instead reported a possible gas explosion and structure collapse. It remains unclear at this time if there was an explosion or if a portion of the wall collapsed for some other reason, possibly striking a gas line. Pi...