Firefighters had not by late Monday determined the cause of a fire that destroyed a historic Flatiron cathedral on Sunday evening.
The fire on West 25th Street at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava began just before 7 p.m. on Sunday, NY1 reported. Firefighters needed about three hours to bring the blaze under control.
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According to published reports, a building caretaker was treated for smoke inhalation, and four firefighters also suffered minor injuries.
“This is a huge loss for the community,” City Council Member Corey Johnson said to CBS2.
“In addition to being a place of worship, this historic building was a New York City landmark, treasured by the people.”
Questions as to the identities and conditions of those injured, what started the blaze and what would become of the historic building went unanswered Monday night.