Wednesday, April 21, 2021
#BreakingNews Historic 16th Century Church with Artwork Destroyed by Fire in France with 1 Million Euros of Damage
Paintings and a statue of the Virgin were destroyed. The firefighters only managed to save a terracotta statuette dating from the 15th century and a few canvases that were in the sacristy. According to initial estimates, there is 1 million Euros in damage and work. The minister from Eure Sébastien Lecornu promises that the government will do "everything so that reconstruction is possible" .
According to the first observations of the firefighters, the fire would have started from the front facade of the Saint-Pierre church before spreading to the sacristy. Around forty firefighters were still on site to secure the building.
L'église de Romilly la Puthenaye dans l'Eure ravagée par les flammes. Le sinistre s'est déclaré un peu après 6h00. Le clocher est tombé. Une quarantaine de pompiers sont sur place ainsi que le président du Département et l'architecte des bâtiments de France pic.twitter.com/npSsoOc48L— Laurent Philippot (@L_Philippot) April 17, 2021