An African-American church once targeted by the Ku Klux Klan has been destroyed in a fire again, the latest in a series of blazes at black churches across the US south.
Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the fire in Greeleyville, South Carolina, but early findings suggest it was not arson.
The FBI is investigating several fires at black churches in recent days.
At least three of those blazes were intentionally set, officials say.
However, officials said there is no evidence as of yet that the fires are linked.
After hearing the news, Eddie Woods Jr, a local councilman, rushed to the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church late Tuesday.