Fire damages sanctuary at historic Minneapolis Catholic Church

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis crews say there were no injuries in a fire that damaged a historic Catholic church in south Minneapolis.

Firefighters responded to the church at 38th Street and South Pleasant Avenue just before 4 a.m. Crews had to ventilate the building to reduce smoke.

Several of the church’s original stained glass windows were shattered in the fire.

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The fire was extinguished at 5:14 a.m. Crews are investigating the cause of the fire.

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The Catholic Church of the Incarnation was consecrated in 1920. Its original nickname was “The Cathedral of the Cornfields” due to the sparsely populated area in which it was built.

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