A fire in an empty East Village building spread to the nearby Middle Collegiate Church.
A major fire occurred in Serbia’s St. Sava Cathedral on Manhattan Island in New York City. Firefighters have so far failed to localize the fire. In social networks, witnesses publish photos and videos from the scene. According to NBC New-York, by 6 am local time the roof of the XIX century church on Second Avenue was completely covered with flames.
According to the Fire Department of New York City, as a result of the incident no one was injured.
“We are alive, but the building is gone,” Father Jocan, a parish priest.
The cathedral was built in 1850. The parish was part of the Episcopal Church for several decades – until 1915.