St. George Fire
Cincinnati, Ohio - February 2008
On Friday, February 1, 2008 a fire began in the west steeple of the 135 year old St. George church. A work light that had been left on earlier in the day heated a set of old curtains to their burning point. The flames spread, and eventually destroyed both steeples. However, the remainder of the building was saved. The building had ceased utilization as a church, and had been used on occasion as a community meeting space since 1994. Although the building was fully insured, only minor stabilization repairs have been made as of today.
St. George burning behind neighborhood buildings.
A crowd gathers to watch despite the below freezing temperatures.
A cross atop the eastern steeple topples off.
Debris burns and falls off the steeples of St. George.