The historic St James the Apostle Church in Nuri, Michoacán, Mexico, was destroyed by fire (March 7).
The church dates back to 1639 and was called the "Sistine Chapel" of the state. It contained historic works of indigenous Catholic art.
The reasons for the fire are still unknown.
In this day and age of inexpensive digital video equipment how difficult is it to attach a couple of cameras to these historic churches and post a couple of signs reading “this property under 24 hour visual surveillance”? It may help curb the ambitions of firebugs.