Police have arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with an extra-alarm fire Sunday night at the Edgebrook Lutheran Church on the Northwest Side that fire officials called arson. The man, a parishioner at the church and a retired postal worker, was taken into custody but had not been charged as of this morning.
The 2-story brick church was "fully engulfed" with smoke and fire shooting out at the rear, Curtis said. The fire was put out shortly before midnight. No one was hurt. More than 100 firefighters responded to the three-alarm blaze.