The Summersville Fire Department were called to aid in a church fire early Friday.

A church in Dent County was gutted by fire this morning.  It started around 12:30 a.m. at the Gladden Baptist Church along Highway 19 about 13 miles south of Salem.

Authorities said at least eight departments responded to the fire.  They said Summersville’s fire department was called at about 3:40 a.m. for a tanker and pumper.

The original part of the  church was built in 1952.  The sanctuary and classrooms are a total loss. But firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to the fellowship hall.

No one was hurt.

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