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Prince George's County Fire Investigators continue their work to determine the cause and origin of a fire that caused $100,000 in estimated fire loss at an Oxon Hill House of Worship.
Firefighters were alerted at about 7:30 am, New Years Day, 2013, for a fire at the First Wesleyan Church of Oxon Hill at 1801 Iverson Street.
|Conditions on arrival. Image courtesy of Volunteer Fire Fighter Patrick Mann.|
There was a service at the church on New Years Eve that started at 10:00 pm. Midway through the service the neighborhood experienced a loss of power. The members of the church concluded their service and left the building before power was restored.
|The interior of the church sustained significant damage.|
|A Holy Bible sits among the burned debris.|
|Holy Bibles lay amongst burned debris.|
|A Fire Investigator talks with members of the church under the burned silhouette of a cross that was on the wall.|
|Firefighters salvaged the church cross that adorned the wall of the alter. |
Firefighters brought the cross outside and placed it into a garden next to a larger cross.