Hindu Temple Burns Down in Orange County, Caused by Electrical Problem

March 13, 2006

Source: WFTV.com


On March 13, 2006 WFTV.com reported, "State investigators said they believe an electrical problem sparked a fire at a Hindu temple in Orange County. It's still standing, but on the inside the damage is extensive. Worshippers hope to return Sunday to salvage what they can and clean up... For nearly two decades, the Shanti Mandir on 31st Street has sat in the center of a growing Hindu community. It's name, Shanti, means peace and a number of other temples have grown from the seed planted there... Until Monday morning's fire, the largest threat to the temple was the expansion of I-4. Worshipers were already in the process of finding a new home when the fire happened. Now it appears they'll be forced to move on much sooner than anyone could have realized."