A fire on Thursday caused heavy damage to a business in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, but not the more than 13,000 prayer cards placed outside of the business.
The Take Heart Boutique is temporarily closed following the fire. The owner tells Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty that an electrical issue started the blaze.
The prayer cards are hung in trees that surround the building — one in particular, became known as The Prayer Tree.
The building that houses the business is more than a century old, the owner said.
Blowing Rock- fire heavily damage Take Heart Boutique but not the 13000 prayer cards placed around the business. The owner says an electrical issue started the fire. She says the building is more than 100-years old pic.twitter.com/Mi7JwYw2UZ
— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) June 27, 2019