Topic: Ganima Yama
A fire broke out in the early hours of this morning at the Ganina Yama Monastery, situated 15 km north of Ekaterinburg.
The two-storey Igumen House caught fire shortly before 1:00 am. The building was used for administrative purposes, as well as a residence for two full-time attendants. No one was injured during the blaze, but severe damage has been caused to building and its contents.
This is the 4th fire at Ganina Yama since November 2007. Previous fires destroyed a museum and damaged two churches. Firefighters speculate that the cause of todays fire was due to faulty wiring.
© Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia. 5 February, 2012