Fire damages century old South Carolina church

Associated PressSeptember 14, 2013 

— Fire has caused significant damage to an Oconee County church built in 1906.

Officials say about 150 firefighters from eight stations fought the blaze at Walhalla Presbyterian Church Saturday. The church was founded in 1868.

No injuries were reported.

Oconee County Fire Chief Charlie King said the fire started in the church attic. He said the upper story collapsed into the main sanctuary.

The local American Red Cross provided aid to firefighters and said it planned to serve dinner to those working at the scene.

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