HISTORICAL FRIENDSHIP CHURCH GUTTED BY FIRE!

BATTLING THE FLAMES IN THE 4TH WARD!


Witness and firefighters say it was a lightning strike that caused a massive fire at Friendship Baptist Church at 1313 Mathews. The fourth ward church is 103 years old. At least 7 people were inside the church when the fire started but everyone got out safely. The church is pastored by Rev. F.N. Williams II. Church officials say they will rebuild the church that has about 150 members. Firefighters had to contain the fire in fear that the building would collapse and the flames would touch off fires at nearby structures.