Fire badly damages 650-year-old church

Fire badly damages 650-year-old church
Firefighters were called at 1.30am. Photo: DPA
A fire ripped through a 650-year-old church in the historic centre of Nuremberg in the early hours of Thursday morning largely destroying it.

Firefighters were called at 1.30am and sprayed surrounding buildings with water to stop the blaze spreading in the Bavarian city. 

The roof of St Martha’s church was destroyed in the fire and collapsed into the interior of the building. The extent of the damage inside will be investigated on Thursday morning.

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St Martha’s dates back to 1356 and was undergoing renovation work. The cause of the blaze is not yet known. 

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