Police were investigating two boys on suspicion that they set grass at the foot of the Krasna Horka castle on fire when they tried to light up cigarettes, said Jana Mesarova, police spokeswoman for the Slovak region of Kosice. The castle subsequently caught fire and emergency services deployed 84 firefighters to the scene.
The Slovak National Museum said that damage to the castle was extensive but about 90 percent of historical collections were saved, including photographs of furnished castle premises from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, oil paintings and various ornaments.
“The castle’s roof burned down, as well as the new exhibition in the Gothic palace and the bell tower. Three bells melted,” the museum said.
The castle dates back to the 14th century. If my grandfather was still alive, he’d go back to the old country and personally beat these little bastards within an inch of their lives.