Fire Officials: Electrical Problem Sparked Blaze At Historic Middle Collegiate Church


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on a fire in the East Village that left the Middle Collegiate Church in ruins.

Fire officials say the cause of the Dec. 5 fire was an electrical problem, and it is not suspicious.

There is also a sign of hope.

As work continues to stabilize @middlechurch, our engineers have found that the church’s historic “New York Liberty Bell” was not damaged during last week’s devastating fire.

DOB engineers remain on site to monitor & assess the stability of the structure.

— NYC Buildings (@NYC_Buildings) December 12, 2020

The church’s historic New York Liberty Bell has been found by engineers on site.

The bell was not damaged.


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