Church fire reroutes CTA bus

March 18, 2013 4:43:04 PM PDT
A fire breaks out at a church on the city's Near West Side,causing problems for CTA passengers.

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. at the Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church in the 700-block of South Ashland Ave. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the small fire, which originated at the base of an altar.

The CTA's Ashland Avenue bus had to be re-routed, and streets in the area were shut down.

The fire was put out in about 20 minutes.