Suspicious Fire in Frensdorf Pilgrimage Church

Country: Germany

Date of incident: July 4, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Around 6:30 p.m. on July 4th, an employee who entered the pilgrimage church from the back, noticed heavy smoke and fire in the area of ​​a church pew. A candle on the knee pad in front of the bench had set fire to a nylon rope, then the pad caught fire and the flames spread to the entire bench. The woman managed to extinguish the burning seat and backrest; then she called the fire brigade. The Bamberg criminal police took over the further investigation into the cause of the fire which resulted in 2,000 euros in damage.

 

Sources: InFranken, News5 (photo credit), and Bayern Reporter