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Statue of Virgin Mary reportedly undamaged by fire at Spanish military base

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes (Pic by @JMZavalaOficial)

A statue of the Virgin Mary survived a fire at a military base in Spain last month, according to reports.

During a heatwave in Spain, the fire broke out at the El Goloso military base, near Madrid, on July 30, destroying surrounding vegetation, according to Spanish websites, Infovaticana and Religión en Libertad.

However, once the fire was put out a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, and the patch of grass it stood on, remained undamaged.

Earlier this month, a photo of the statue was tweeted by Twitter user José María Zavala, writing in Spanish that the picture “gives much to talk about”.