December 6th – Comprehensive U.S. media news: On December 5th, local time, a fire broke out near the East Village of Manhattan in New York City, United States. The fire spread to several buildings and endangered a 128-year-old church.
It is reported that at about 5 a.m. local time, the historic Middle School Church in Lower Manhattan, New York, was swallowed up by a fire. The flames rushed out of a five-story empty building next to the church and then burned to the church, spreading very fast.
According to the report, the Bell Tower of the Church of Middle School is the location of the Liberty Bell in New York. When the United States was founded in 1776, the bell of freedom was ringed to celebrate. Since then, successive presidents have also ringed when they take office or die. It is not clear whether the cultural relic has escaped the fire.
According to the Associated Press, Louis, the church representative, believed that the “freedom bell” had escaped the fire, but it has not been confirmed. Local fire departments said that four firefighters were slightly injured in the rescue operation, and the police are investigating the cause of the fire. According to the church website, the church was built in 1892 and is the oldest meeting place in the New York College Church.