Fire on historic Maryland campus

Fire broke out Friday night at the bell tower of a chapel at historic Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.

The blaze in the tower of the Immaculate Conception chapel caused “some damage,” a campus spokesman said.

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. However, Christian Kendzierski, the campus spokesman, said lightning had struck nearby. Photographs suggested that the fire broke out near the pyramidal roof of the tower.

The stone chapel, more than 100 years old, is regarded as the centerpiece of the college, which dates back to 1808. The square, grey stone tower, with its Italianate features, is in itself a landmark of the campus in northern Frederick County.

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