Attic Fire Destroys Second Baptist Church

Contact: John S. Robison, State Fire Marshal


An early morning fire destroyed the Second Baptist Church located on 4th Street despite efforts of Rutledge and Luverne firefighters.

A neighbor discovered and reported the fire at 1:43 A.M. today.  The fire originated in the rear portion of the attic of the church, owned by the Alabama Crenshaw Baptist Association of Glenwood.

Investigators with the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshals Office determined the fire originated in the attic and the cause appears to be electrical.