By Amanda McBride
Crossroads Baptist Church of Mathiston was destroyed after an early-morning fire on Jan. 7.
The church is located in northern Choctaw County at 580 Crossroads Church Road.
The Mathiston Fire Department responded to the fully involved structure fire around 5:30 a.m. Backup was quickly called with Reform, Bywy and Maben fire department responding.
All fire departments worked to put out the blaze in frigid temperatures. Some Mathiston and Reform firefighters returned to the scene later that morning to extinguish hot spots after the fire rekindled.