A massive four-alarm fire has engulfed the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan, the FDNY says.
Easter was celebrated at the church on Sunday, according to its website. Services were held at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., with an Easter Luncheon in the Church Hall at 1 p.m. Fire officials said it is believed that no one was inside the building when the blaze began.
The building, which opened in 1855, was formerly the Trinity Chapel until it was purchased from the Episcopal Diocese of New York by the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1940, according to the church’s website.
Several bystanders have posted videos on social media showing flames bursting through the church. You can watch some of the videos below: