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No foul play suspected in church fire

SUMTER COUNTY - Sumter County fire officials are investigating what started a church fire that caused about $300,000 in damage and destroyed the sanctuary.

No foul play is suspected.

Sumter Fire Capt. Brian Horton the fire Sunday morning at the Hillcrest Baptist Church appears to be accidental.

The Rev. Wayne Hunter has been pastor of the 23-year-old church for more than two years. He said the church had insurance and will rebuild. The 30-member church will try to figure out where to hold services next Sunday.

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