Friday, November 5, 2010
Springfield Gardens church destroyed by fire
From CBS 2:
Flames left the St. Mary Magdalene Church in ruins on Saturday morning in Springfield Gardens, Queens.
The wooden frame to the building and its wooden pews provided plenty to burn as the fire tore through the church overnight, only leaving its memories behind for its parishioners.
Despite the valiant efforts of about 100 firefighters from 20 units, it took just a couple of hours for the flames to consume the structure.
Only a few stained glass windows remained intact.
The building may be gone, but the community here is intact, and they’re vowing to rebuild.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.