Fire destroys former church in rural SW Indiana

(WISH Photo, file)

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Fire has destroyed what authorities say was a closed church in southwestern Indiana.

The fire broke out early Thursday at the church in a rural area of Posey County a few miles north of Mount Vernon.

Officials tell WFIE-TV that they don’t believe anyone was inside the building at the time of the fire. The flames leveled the wood structure, leaving only a pile of burned rubble.

Officials say one firefighter was hit in the head at the scene and was taken to an Evansville hospital to be checked out. A cause of the fire wasn’t immediately determined. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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