By Braeden Coon
On Good Friday, Chicago fire crews battled the blaze at the historic Antioch Baptist Church in Englewood. Fire stations from across Chicago were deployed to fight the fire.
“This is a true tragedy,” said Donald Walker, assistant deputy fire commissioner. “But we did our best to do what we could do.”
Firefighters were called back to the Antioch Baptist Church the next morning, on April 16, as the building reignited. The congregation held Easter service at a local funeral home and plan to rebuild in the near future.
Braeden Coon is a Magazine graduate student at Medill. You can follow him on Twitter at @CoonBraeden.