Holyland Fire Accidental

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal
(334) 241-4166


No injuries were reported when fire destroyed the boy’s dormitory at Holyland in Sumter County last Wednesday night.

The fire occurred after occupants of the building left for prayer services. A resident of Holyland, who saw smoke and entered the dormitory, stated the fire originated around an electric central furnace. The fire was reported at 7:07 PM, however, responding firefighters were unable to extinguish the fire before it destroyed the building.