Fire Destroys Mississippi Church

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Mathiston, Miss. Authorities in Choctaw County, Miss., say fire destroyed a church early Tuesday.

Mathiston Fire Department spokesman Mike Collins told WCBI-TV firefighters were sent to the CrossRoads Baptist Church on CrossRoads Church Road around 5:25 a.m.

They arrived to find the structure engulfed in fire. Volunteer fire units also assisted in extinguishing the flames.

Collins says no one was in the church at the time of the fire. Crews remained at the site well into the morning to ensure the fire didn't re-ignite.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.