Fire breaks out in Lamar County church - - Jackson, MS

Fire breaks out in Lamar County church

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LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A fire breaks out in the attic of a Lamar County church Sunday night.

It happened just after 6 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church on Oak Grove Road near Hattiesburg.

Firefighters from several departments responded and were able to contain the fire to the attic.

Investigators said the fire began as an electrical short.

The church also had minor smoke and water damage in the sanctuary.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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