Fire Severely Damages Holy Name Cathedral, Cardinal George: Major Water Damage Inside; Roof Will Have To Be Rebuilt

A fire broke out early Wednesday at the historic Holy Name Cathedral. An extra-alarm fire this morning at the historic Holy Name Cathedral caused major damage to the roof and sanctuary. The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the cathedral at 735 N. State St., which just reopened in November after a series of renovations. The cathedral is a city landmark and the seat of the Chicago Archdiocese. Flames shot throught the roof around the middle portion of the church sanctuary. The fire was burning right above the area with the altar, where past cardinals’ hats and other artifacts are kept.