Fire destroys Hattiesburg church education building

HATTIESBURG, MS - (WDAM) - A fire destroyed the education building at the Immanuel Baptist Church on Weathersby Road in Hattiesburg early Tuesday evening.

The fire was reported at around 7 p.m.

When the Hattiesburg Fire department arrived on the scene flames were shooting through the roof. Two ladder trucks were used to attack the fire from the roof. An aggressive attack was made by the firefighters to keep the blaze from spreading to the main sanctuary.

It took about an hour and a half to bring the fire under control.

The cause is not know at the time, but there were heavy lightning strikes at the time.

Hattiesburg firefighters remain at the scene at this hour.

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