128-year-old church in New York goes up in FLAMES

A fire broke out at a 128-year-old church in New York damaging the structure and destroying the stained glass windows.

The blaze first began on Saturday at an empty building next to the Middle Collegiate Church. Authorities have launched to investigate the fire.

Nobody was killed however, four firefighters suffered minor injuries. The authorities have launched an investigation.

Locals have dubbed the Middle Collegiate Church as ‘Black Lives Matter church’. (Image: Twitter/sandibachom)

“It’s going to be a difficult time for them to rebuild,” assistant fire chief John Hodgens reportedly said.

The construction of the church was completed in 1892. It houses the New York Liberty Bell, so called because it rang to celebrate the signing of the US Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The church is known for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBTQ rights, and efforts to tackle climate change.

“This is our Notre-Dame,” congregant Joolz Gemini told the New York Times, referring to the fire that gutted Paris’ most famous cathedral in 2019. “Just like them, we will rebuild too.”

By sunrise, the church was considered a “total loss”. (Image: Twitter/sandibachom)