Minor Fire Hits Seminary Where Pope Francis Is Staying in Philly

It started in an elevator shaft near the kitchen; no foul play is suspected.

Photograph by Tom McGrath

Photograph by Tom McGrath

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A small fire broke out last night at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where Pope Francis is staying.

According to the Inquirer, the fire started in the elevator shaft near the kitchen of the seminary, which is located in Wynnewood, around 10:47 p.m. There were no injuries and no significant damage, according to reports.

Firefighters from Lower Merion put the fire out by 11:03 p.m. No foul play is suspected.

There’s no word whether Pope Francis was even aware of the fire. The pontiff traveled to the Main Line seminary last night after watching the concert on the Parkway and speaking to the crowd about the importance of the family. He left the stage around 9:45 p.m.