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BREAKING: African American Church In South Carolina, Previously Burned Down By The KKK, Is On Fire

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Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Greelyville, South Carolina, was ablaze on Tuesday evening. Photos were posted by local firefighters and journalists on social media:


The prominent African American church was burned down by the KKK in 1995. The cause of this latest fire is unknown.

There have been a string of fires at African American churches throughout the south since 9 people were gunned down at Emanuel A.ME. Church in Charleston, allegedly by a 21-year-old tied to white supremicists. At least three of the incidents have been determined to be the result of arson.

UPDATE JUL 1, 2015 8:30 AM

"A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said a Friday fire at a church in South Carolina does not appear to have been intentionally set," the AP reports.

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