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Oak Park church goes up in flames

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A still frame of the fire from video submitted by Aletha Jones A still frame of the fire from video submitted by Aletha Jones
(WJBK) -

Firefighters from several city departments battled a fire at an Oak Park Church Friday night.

Beverly Hills, Berkley and Southfield departments, possibly among others, assisted Oak Park at First Baptist Church on Coolidge. The started burning at approximately 7 p.m. Friday evening and was still burning nearly four hours later, with firefighters still on scene.

The building has sustained heavy smoke and fire damage.  

No word at this time what the cause of the fire. No fatalities have been reported but Fox 2 has learned one person was transported to the hospital.

VIDEO: Click on the video above to hear from one of the church's parishioners, watch user-submitted video from the scene

According to the church's website, it was founded in 1950.

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