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Spain: Fire guts 12th century Christian sanctuary

By: The Associated Press
December 26, 2013 Updated: December 26, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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MADRID — Officials say a landmark 12th century Christian sanctuary in the fjord-like coastal region of northwest Spain has been gutted by fire.

Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the regional government of Galicia, said in a statement that a fire at the ancient Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat in Muxia may have been caused by a lightning strike of a nearby electricity transformer.

Local press reports say firefighters were able to save only part of a renowned altarpiece and feared the chapel's dome may collapse after suffering serious fire damage.

Galicia has for centuries been a magnet for Christian pilgrimage.

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