The historic Provo Tabernacle was seriously damaged by a four-alarm fire. Even after more than 24 hours, there are parts of the building still burning. What a long night the firefighters have had to face! Plus, the building is so unsafe that firefighters have not been able to enter it.
Right now officials are no sure what started the fire in the Provo Tabernacle. Even though it has been raining and snowing in the area, the fire still raged on. They do believe that the fire may have broken out on the second floor of the LDS church. There are no reports of any injuries thankfully.
The Provo Tabernacle was constructed by pioneers more than 100 years ago. Construction on the historic building went from 1883 to 1898 Â– even then, the cost was $100,000, which is an awful lot of money. Unfortunately BYU and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were actually supposed to have a musical production at the site last night and tonight. Obviously, that production wasnÂ’t able to happen. Plus, because of the production, the building had millions of dollars in electronic equipment which was likely lost in the fire. There is no official estimate on the damage, but it is likely to be quite high, and the building may end up being a total loss.
Hopefully the fire is put out soon. It is tragic that the Provo Tabernacle has sustained so much damage in the fire. Although the building will never be the same, hopefully it will be repaired or rebuilt sometime in the near future because itÂ is such a historic site for the Mormon Church. Were you lucky enough to visit this building before this major fire?
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