A ‘Jesus’ statue in a religious shop located in Brooklyn, New York didn’t get burnt as fire, which broke out on Broadway near Belvidere St. in Bushwick at 12:28 p.m., left the shop seriously damaged with a pile of charred debris on the sidewalk, according to witnesses.
Quick-moving firefighters swept into the fire and pulled out a 4-foot statue of Jesus basically unscathed.
“God is good. He was here today,” said Evelyn Arroyo, 56, who works in the shop. “Everything in here is material, but your life is more important. It could have been worse.”
“We were cleaning the floors, and I went out for a few minutes, and then there was smoke, and then fire broke out,” she said. “It happened so quick.”
“Thank God someone came in,” Arroyo said. “She didn’t realize there was smoke. She was in shock.”
Arroyo said she’s grateful for the actions of the firefighters. “I pray for them and their families,” she said.