Sunday, November 7, 2010
Beyond The Ashes Considered Heroes By The Nelons Following Life Saving Action During A Concert Fire
Nashville, TN (Nov. 5th, 2010) – Beyond The Ashes and the Nelons were participating in a Gospel concert at the historic Majestic Theatre in Chillicothe, Ohio last evening, November 4, when a fire broke out during the Nelons set. Kelly Nelon Clark, husband Jason Clark and daughter Amber Nelon Thompson credit the quick action of Beyond The Ashes members Anthony Facello, Casey Rivers, Kellan Monroe, Rick Martin, and Rob Estep for saving their lives. Martin and Estep are part of the group’s road crew. Estep was the first to notice the fire. Martin was the first to push the fire exit door and implement the rescue efforts of Beyond The Ashes. Others quickly followed them and the local fire department arrived soon after.
Facello shared, “Watching a 30 foot wall of fire engulf the stage area as our friends, the Nelons, sang was a scary experience to say the least. We didn’t really think about doing anything but getting them and others to safety. I know it was God’s hand that carried all of us out of that fire. We are so grateful.”
Audience members reported that they began noticing some things falling from the ceiling during Beyond The Ashes’ set. Apparently, the fire had begun earlier in the evening and was not discovered until the Nelons set began.
According to The Chillicothe Gazette, a curtain caught fire. The trigger for the blaze was not announced. The Chillicothe Fire Department’s team was able to put it out within an hour. The event received local and national news coverage.
The extent of damage to Beyond The Ashes’ $70,000 in equipment is yet to be determined. It was not insured for this type of incident.
Beyond The Ashes expresses gratitude for your prayers during this time. If you’d like to send a card or support to them, their mailing address is:
Beyond The Ashes
2817 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
To learn more about their ministry or to schedule Beyond the Ashes for your music event, visit beyondtheashesonline.com. You can also find them at myspace.com/beyondtheashesonline.