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A raging fire burned the beautiful medieval Krasna Horka Castle in Slovakia.  It is believed that some boys experimenting with smoking cigarettes may have ignited a grass fire that spread to the castle.  The castle, among the best preserved in Europe, went up in flames and lost it's roof, and much of it's interior was gutted.  It had recently undergone renovations.  Castle caretakers said they had saved about 90 percent of the castle's many artistic and historic treasures.

The Ákos family (which later changed its name to Bebek) built the castle and resided in Krásna Hôrka from the mid-13th century to 1566, except for a short period when the Mariássy family occupied it. In 1578 Krasna Horka passed into the hands of Péter Andrássy and remained in the possesion of the Hungarian Andrássy family up to 1918 when the Austro-Hungarian Empire was abolished and Czechoslovakia established.

Below are links to stories about the fire including a vivid video from CNN.

The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)

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Yes, thats quite sad.
There's a hungarian poem about the castle called "The proud fort of Krasnahorka" written by an Andrássy countess.
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