A nun was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in an east side convent Thursday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, located at 4838 Fletcher Ave., at approximately 12:40 p.m.
The fire started on the second floor of the nuns’ living quarters, which is attached to the church, and was contained in 30 minutes. The 48-year-old nun who is being treated for smoke inhalation was the one that discovered the fire, said officials.
A firefighter was also transported to the hospital for a minor burn.
Damage to the church is estimated at $55,000.
The church is relocated the five nuns who lived in the convent. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Wednesday, a downtown history church caught fire. Authorities said they believe someone intentionally set fire to the sanctuary of the 175-year-old church. The church sustained approximately $400,000.