Fire destroys new Orangeburg County church

ELLOREE, SC (AP) - A fire has destroyed a new church in Orangeburg County.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported the fire started around 9 a.m. Monday at the Body of Christ Ministries in Elloree.

The fire caused an estimated $120,000 damage to the building formerly occupied by a dry cleaner.

There were no injuries.

The church began holding services in the building in Elloree at the beginning of the year.

Senior Pastor Robert Washington says the church will go from "great to greater." He says services will be held in a building next door that the church also owns.

Six fire departments responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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