Watch as a Historic Church Burns Amidst Minneapolis Riots

Watch as a Historic Church Burns Amidst Minneapolis Riots

Minneapolis firefighters could not save a century-old Catholic church from destruction in a Monday night blaze. Officials say the roof of the church collapsed and the building sustained heavy damage.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is assisting in the investigation of a fire that consumed the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish church Monday night in northeast Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The fire began at about 7 p.m.

A video published on Twitter shows flames and smoke coming through the roof of the 100-year-old church. Officials report no one was inside the church at the time the three-alarm fire began. Firefighters rescued a few parishioners who entered the burning church to attempt to put out the fire, WCCO CBS4 reported.

After recently released video, it is becoming more evident that these fires were started by rioters, most likely Antifa or BLM. As usual..

As the roof collapsed, firefighters fell back to a defensive position and fought the flames through the roof and bell tower.

Because of the construction of the church, the fire spread quickly into the attic area and it eventually burned through the roof, so unfortunately we weren’t able to save this one,” Minneapolis Fire Department Chief Bryan Tyner told reporters. “It’s going to be a total loss, but we were able to avoid any loss of life or any injuries.”

Officials called in the useless ATF to assist in the investigation into the cause of the fire.

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