In the Russian city of Kondopoga, the ancient Church of the Assumption, the symbol of the city, caught fire.
According to the Russian Emergency Ministry, a fire report was received at 9:33 a.m. local time. The fire consumed sixty square meters, 24 people and six cars were engaged in the fire-fighting operations. Additional units for extinguishing the fire at a historically important structure came from the city of Petrozavodsk.
The first mentioning of a church at this place dates back to 1563. However, the current wooden building appeared later, in 1774.