Firefighters Save Historic NYC Church from Fire

Associated Press - January 11, 2011

NEW YORK - Firefighters managed to save a historic church in lower Manhattan from destruction after a fire broke out in the 183-year-old structure's attic.

Firefighters were called to the Church of St. James the Apostle at about noon Monday and had to cut a hole in the roof to fight the blaze. It was brought under control about 90 minutes later.

It's the second oldest Catholic church in Manhattan and was landmarked by the city in 1966.

A fire department spokesman says no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.