Buddhist temple damaged by fire in the Australian city of Melbourne.
A Buddhist temple has been extensively damaged by fire in the Australian city of Melbourne. About 80 firefighters fought the ablaze Bright moon Buddhist temple.
There were no injuries in the fire visible for several kilometers (miles). However, The cause of the fire was not yet known, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Foster said.
He told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the effort to fight the fire was done with cultural sensitivity. “Not only is it a place of worship, but it also’s a place of gathering for the local Buddhist community, and at all times, we were engaging with members from that community to inform them what we were doing and taking into account their concerns,” Foster said.