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Apparently one firefighter was injured in the blaze. But otherwise, yes. Lucky that the building was mostly empty at the time (due to the hour the fire started).

It appears it is still structurally sound. Some of the images visible here show the inside isn't as badly damaged as one might have expected (e.g. the pews appear to be intact, and what appear to be wooden balconies). Plus the bell towers survived.

The religious significance is irrelevant to me, but the art and history of the structure are (IMO) important.
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