Saturday, 10 March 2012

Slovakian castle Krasna Horka on fire

Krasna Horka in Slovakia, a monumental gothic castle in eastern part of the euro-zone nation, is seen on fire today.  The 14th century national monument whose name means "beautiful little hill" towers over the village of Krasnohorske Podhradie near the eastern Slovak town of Rožňava.

Krasna Horka on fire
According to the information of the Slovak TV news, the fire was possibly started by the ethnic gypsies who lives close to the castle.


A view of Krasna Horka Castle while on fire


It was reported that the fire started early afternoon and all firefighters from Košice, Rožňava,Dobšiná, Poprad, as well as volunteers from nearby Štítnik and the army tried to save the castle without success.

Krasna Horka Castle on Fire towering the village of Rožňava


The fire was allegedly due to illegal burning of dry grass that completely destroyed the roof of the castle and later fell in and set fire to the furniture and exhibits within.  It was learned that there were no visitors in the castle when the fire happened.  

The Beautiful castle of Krasna Horka before the fire