Investigation continues into fire at Hattiesburg church

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Fire destroyed the education building of Immanuel Baptist Church on Weathersby Road in Hattiesburg on Monday evening.

When Hattiesburg firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof. Two ladder trucks were used to attack the fire from above. An aggressive attack by the firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to the sanctuary. It took about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The cause is unknown, but there was heavy lighting at the time.

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