A recent forest fire destroyed nearly 500 acres of vegetation in North Santander in Colombia. Amid the fire’s destruction, a completely intact statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was found.
The statue was found in the Fontibón village in the municipality of Pamplona, Colombia. The images went viral on social networks.
Local media outlet “Correo Expreso” said volunteers administering aid and donations found the statue.
“It made quite an impression on us. We were going to the Fontibón village to deliver aid, and on the edge of the road is the little Virgin in perfect condition in the middle of what was the fire. I consider this a miracle,” said one of the people.
The Mayor’s Office of Pamplona shared a video showing the site of the fire and noted that the fire passed along the road without touching the it.
We are “next to the grotto of the Virgin of Carmel which became famous because incredibly, and I am not very given to these speculations, the fire passed from one side of the road, as you can see, towards the other hills, and don’t ask me why, nowhere in the grotto, not even in the back, is there any damage,” said Klaus Faber Mogollón, the mayor of Pamplona.
“Faith moves mountains. We continue our work hand in hand with the Almighty who feeds our spirit and strengthens our hearts,” the mayor’s office added.
Mogollón called for environmental awareness and ended the video by crossing himself in front of the statue of Our Lady.
“I hope that the faith we all have in our Creator serves for the good of the city of Pamplona, for the good of all of us, and for the good of humanity,” he concluded.
So far, this environmental catastrophe hit eight Colombian departments. The North Santander has taken action to control the fire, which has been declared a public calamity.