WARRENVILLE, S.C. – Federal and state investigators are looking into a fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina.
Local media outlets report the fire destroyed the Glover Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the small town of Warrenville on Friday morning.
Aiken County sheriff's deputies and agents from the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into the fire.
Capt. Eric Abdullah, public information officer for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, said no cause has been determined, and his office has given the case to investigators from SLED.
Recent fires have already caused damage to predominantly black churches in Charlotte, North Carolina and Macon, Georgia. In those instances, investigators say the fires were deliberately set.
Warrenville is 15 miles northeast of Augusta, Georgia.