Fire at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi damages 1200 square meter area
21 March, 2016
Fire at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi damages 1200 square meter area
The fire at the Holy Trinity (Sameba) Cathedral in Tbilisi, that damaged the area of 1200 square meters, is stifled. Yesterday, at approximately 2:00 PM, several individuals noticed a severe smoke that was coming out of a building adjacent to the cathedral. 15 fire brigades were mobilized at the scene and close to 100 firemen were involved in bringing the fire under control. It is still unknown what caused the conflagration.

The head of Emergency Management Agency, Zviad Katsashvili, the Mayor of Tbilisi, Davit Narmania and Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited the site. No casualties have been reported.

Meanwhile, the clerics talk about different versions. As Palitranews’ journalist reported from Sameba, the clergymen suspect that the fire was caused by short circuit. Another version is that the fire began inside
the typographic house.

‘Right after the Sunday liturgy, the electricity was suddenly shut. It is probable that the outage was caused by the fire but some say it was done on purpose, so that the fire did not become more dangerous’, - Archpriest Teimuraz told Palitranews.

Another clergyman, namely Archimandrite Ioane says the place where the fire might have begun houses the so-called Youth Center and besides, there is a warehouse where second-hand clothes donated by the parish are stored as well as a typographic house.

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