Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church is completely engulfed

first_imgMt. Pilgrim Baptist Church is completely engulfed in flames. The steeple collapsed moments after I took this video. @T_Town_Fire @wvua23 pic.twitter.com/SWUhepyirt— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) March 21, 2019 NOW- @T_Town_Fire is putting out a fire at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church on E 39th Street. Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb says a daycare was a in session there, but everyone made it out safely. @wvua23 is on the scene. pic.twitter.com/1PWMYuEOsf— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) March 21, 2019 NEW: we’ve learned 45 children and 5 adults escaped unharmed from Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church. @wvua23 @T_Town_Fire pic.twitter.com/Z5re5iyuyp— Chelsea Barton (@ChelseaBarton_) March 21, 2019 Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church on East 39th Street went up in flames this morning.The church, located near Interstate 20/59 and Skyland Boulevard, between Greensboro Avenue and McFarland Boulevard, is a polling location for the neighborhoods surrounding its location.Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb said a day care was in session when the fire began, but everyone in the church was evacuated safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation.Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith said the fire call came in just after 9:30, and fire trucks were responded just minutes later.All children and employees who were on the premises when the fire broke out have been accounted for.last_img read more