Lord have mercy!
The Church of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul in Lille, France set ablaze on May 3. The disaster required at least 60 firefighters to control. The cause and origin is unknown and under investigation.
The 19th-century neo-Romanesque-style brick church located in the Wazemmes district of Lille set fire around 8 p.m. local time. The incident began in the sacristy and destroyed it.
However, firefighters quickly responded to the disaster, preventing damage to the entire church.
Here’s a video of the fire below:
Lille mayor Martine Aubry thanked firefighters for helping preserve the recently renovated church.
Here’s her post below:
The mayor’s May 3 post reads, “This evening the Lille Saint Pierre Saint Paul of Wazemmes church is affected by a fire. Thanks to the [fire department] which is currently struggling to prevent the spread of flames in this religious and historical heritage, whose frame has been recently renovated.”
Here’s enlarged photos of the incident:
Here’s a video depicting the fire damage:
Dans le jt @F3nord de ce midi, on revient sur l’incendie qui s’est déclaré hier dans l’église Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul, au cœur du quartier de Wazemmes, à #Lille.
Une enquête a été ouverte par le parquet de Lille. La piste accidentelle est privilégiée. pic.twitter.com/ZBFlafoikR
— Marie Lebrun (@marielebrun21) May 4, 2021
Pray for the protection of our churches! 🙏
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