Photos: Chicago Fire Crews Battle South Side Church Fire

Chicago Squad 5 on the scene of a church fire

Fire photographer Tim Olk shared some photos of firefighters working at the scene of a fire that burned a church building in the Roseland neighborhood, located on the city’s far South Side.

According to ABC 7, the church, which also served as a food pantry, was destroyed by the fire. Chicago Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner Barry Garr told reporters there was a significant collapse during the fire.

Garr said firefighters also encountered problems with a frozen hydrant when they first arrived, according to the local CBS report. One firefighter suffered a minor laceration during the fire.


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