Monday, April 14, 2008

First Baptist Church fire in Kountze

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Firefighters from several Southeast Texas communities help battle a blaze at the First Baptist Church in Kountze. The historic church was consumed by the fire.

See a larger version of this slideshow.

Please read, "Fire destroys Kountze church" by Fred Davis.


newsphotoken said...


Great shots. Good job of showing the scope of the blaze.

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Yeah, what Ken said.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

How old was the church and what length lens did you shoot it with?

I'm guessing 300?

Very good photography, very sad event. Good work.


Mark M. Hancock said...

Thanks y'all. :-)

The story states the church was built in 1953. I shot with standard 80-200mm and 17-35mm zooms.

Gerry Dickert said...

This is Gerry at the Silsbee Bee.
I thought it was a travesty that your firefighters shot was played postage-stamp size on the front of Sunday's paper.
It was a great shot and deserved better play. I know the Sunday front was built early, but the editors have to be willing to adjust to the news. They didn't and you (and the readers) got robbed.
Thank goodness there was a slideshow of your stuff on the Web site.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you for your honest critique and for taking the extra step to comment. It's highly valued.