Morning Star Baptist Church destroyed by fire in Appomattox

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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APPOMATTOX (WSLS 10) -  A church in Appomattox is destroyed by an early morning fire Saturday in Appomattox Co. The fire happened at Morning Star Baptist Church on Morning Star Road.

According to the Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department, the 9-1-1 call came in shortly after 5 a.m. near the Evergreen Community. The fire was fully involved with flames coming through the roof of the church when crews were called to the scene of the fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire at the church. There was concern over the fire being in close proximity to a propane tank. An additional ladder truck from the Farmville Fire Department, as well as an additional tanker from Concord was called to the scene to assist. Firefighters worked for an hour to control the fire and continue to work on hotspots at the church.

Appomattox Rescue and the Appomattox Sheriff's office were also on scene.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire department says preliminary investigations show that there is nothing suspicious with the fire. The church is a total loss.

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