Lowndes County church destroyed by fire

Hayneville, AL (WSFA) - A large church in Lowndes County has been completely destroyed by fire.

The blaze started at Hayneville Church of Christ on Highway 97 around 8:00 Friday morning.

Fire and rescue crews worked for hours to put out the flames, but firemen say a lack of water made it harder to control the blaze.

Rickey Newbolt is a volunteer firefighter who fought the blaze.

"We have a poor water supply in this area" said Rickey Newbolt, a volunteer firefigther who was on the scene. "We just about had the fire extinguished when our trucks ran out of water. It would have been easier to control with more water."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

WSFA 12 News will have more information as it becomes available.