SCAdians at fighter practice unhurt after fleeing fire

No one was hurt, but SCA members at a fighter practice and meeting in a church basement had to flee the building along with everyone else when an altar candle upstairs set the structure ablaze. The Republican has the story.

Bethesda Lutheran Church sustained US$500,000 damage when a candle set too near a drapery started the blaze. The sanctuary was destroyed, but firefighters were able to save a Bible and baptismal font. The church congregation will now share a building with another generous church in the area, until the damage can be repaired.