Streetview: Firefighters battle bitter cold, flames at history Lebanon church fire

WCPO Published December 13, 2017

Rumble Firefighters had to battle bitter cold, an icy parking lot and flames as the 156-year-old Bethel A.M.E. Church at 111 N. Cherry St. caught fire overnight. The two-alarm fire sparked off at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. With temperatures hovering around 17 degrees, water froze almost instantly on the church parking lot, making a tricky job even more treacherous. Salt trucks were called in to treat the pavement. There have been no reports of injuries, and firefighters have not yet determined a cause for the fire. This historic church was established in 1858 when just six members gathered to worship, and the building itself was dedicated in 1861.