Because of a fire that broke out in an empty building in New York City, a nineteenth-century church that stood next to it burned down. During the extinguishing the firemen were injured.
On Saturday, December 5, at 5:00 am local time, a fire broke out in a building in the East Village area. The flame spread to a church built in the XIX century. Firemen were on the spot a few minutes after the signal of an empty building. By the time they appeared, the fire had already spilled over to the church and another building.
The servant of the burned church Reverend Jackie Lewis said that he and his parishioners were devastated and crushed. He expressed gratitude that no one died because of the fire. Four firefighters were slightly injured during the extinguishing process. The causes of the fire are being investigated.
The Middle Collegiate Church was built in 1628. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, its services were held online. Lewis added that they will continue.
Recall that in April this year, the Royal Church of Haiti burned down from the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was built in the early 19th century. And in July, the famous Peter and Paul Cathedral caught fire in French Nantes.