Fire destroys historic church in Lowndes County

Firefighters responded to Prairie Hill Church during the night.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 5:07 AM
Updated: Oct 10, 2019 11:14 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters could not salvage anything from a church that caught fire during the night.

Firefighters responded to Prairie Hill Church just before 11:00 on Wednesday. The church is located on Wicks Road.

The church is located on Wicks Road in Lowndes County.

Multiple fire departments responded.

No injuries were reported, Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Neal Austin said.

The church is a total loss.

Officials called the State Fire Marshal's Office to investigate.

The historic church has almost 200 members. Those members were to celebrate their pastor's anniversary during the upcoming weekend.

One of the church's deacons, Brenedell Washington, went to the church to see what remains.

Despite the tragedy, he's optimistic the church will rebuild.

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