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Henrytown mourns loss of church


Mon, Apr 27th, 2015

Deacon of Henrytown Lutheran Church, Richard Bjertness, stands with his wife Laurie, daughters Ella and Anna, and church member Doris McCabe in front of the remnants of the church, which was destroyed by fire on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Photo by Barb Jeffers

In the early hours of Thursday, April 16, 2015 a fire began in the Henrytown Lutheran Church located north of Canton, Minn., at 36190 County Road 18, which resulted in a complete loss of the building.

A resident who lives nearby happened to look out his window and saw a “glow” over by Henrytown and after driving down the road to investigate and discovering the fire, he called 911 at approximately 2:50 a.m.

The Canton and Harmony, Minn. Fire Departments arrived shortly after and fought the blaze as flames coming out of the center of the roof reached as high as the tops of the tall pine trees that outline the property.

Richard Bjertness, Deacon with the Henrytown Lutheran Church, stated that the fire spread “very quickly” through the older back section of the church.

Tri County Electric was contacted and responded to the scene to cut power to the structure as firefighters fought the blaze. When the fire was under control, at approximately 6 a.m., the Harmony Fire Department cleared the scene.

The Canton Fire Department remained on site until late afternoon to monitor the situation and clear debris. Church members and area residents came individually and in groups to see the remnants of the historic church.

The newer front addition of the church did not burn right away but there were some “hot spots” which could have potentially caused a secondary fire, explained Bjertness, so an excavator was brought in to knock it down and push it in the basement.

Thankfully firefighters were able to enter the building to remove the records from the office, which was located in the front of the church. These records tell much of the history of the Henrytown Lutheran Church and its congregation for generations.

The church building cornerstone, which was laid on Trinity Sunday, June 16, 1978, was saved and contained many cherished items. The bell from the church steeple fell into the basement during the fire and the congregation hopes that the bell can be salvaged as a meaningful keepsake.

Bjertness stated losing the church feels “kind of like losing an old relative unexpectedly” as the congregation mourns the loss of the church. The church was established on January 22, 1870 and the original portion of the church was built in 1878 at a cost of $3,500.

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