A church that has been part of the Cullman County community for more than 160 years has gone up in flames.
Around 8:30 Tuesday night, firefighters were called to the Warrior Creek Baptist Church. When they arrived, the sanctuary and fellowship hall were fully engulfed in flame.
The fire marshal told WAAY 31 that no one was present when crews arrived on scene and there were no injuries.
10 fire crews responded to fight the fire and save as much of the church as possible.
Cullman County Sheriff’s deputies and a couple of fire trucks stayed with the church throughout the night to monitor the building.
Around 2 a.m., there was a small flare-up near the area where the newer sanctuary stood.
Fire investigators are expected to start their work Wednesday morning to determine what may have caused the fire.
WAAY 31’s Scottie Kay contributed to this report.