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      Firefighters battle massive fire at Bennettsville church

      The investigation of the cause of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville has been turned over to the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, according to Bennettsville Fire Chief Dixon Odom.

      Odom said the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is also helping in the investigation.

      SLED agents were investigating on the scene Monday with the help of arson dogs.

      Bennettsville City Fire was assisted by three fire stations Sunday night, to help get the fire contained and under control.

      Firefighters on scene told us the church is pretty much destroyed.

      Mount Zion Baptist Church is more than 50 years old.