Fire destroys historic Aiken church

A historic church in Aiken County was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.

Multiple fire crews responded to the Hayden Baptist Church at 175 Hayden Road about 7 p.m., dispatch confirmed. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, but the building was destroyed.

The church was established in 1868, and the current building was constructed in 1921 under the leadership of Rev. I.J. Yancy, according to its Web site.

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