Atlanta Baptist Church Engulfed in Flames – Updated

Emergency responders were dispatched at 2:35 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, to a fire in Atlanta, LA, at Atlanta Baptist Church.

Winn Parish Fire District 3 (WPFD), Winnfield Fire Department (WFD), Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office and Atlanta PD all responded to the fire.

WPFD responded with three engines, one tender and one service truck.

According to WFD Chief Brian Montgomery, “WPFD requested mutual aid from WFD at the Atlanta BC. The WFD ladder truck myself along with three other members responded to Atlanta to help with the extinguishment efforts. Upon arrival the structure was 90-95% involved. Very little could be done. Response efforts where delayed due to dangerous roadway conditions. WFD has mutual aid agreements with WPFD as well as multiple fire departments in neighboring parishes and are always ready to help when called upon.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s office.

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