According to nun Tarcy Mathias, "I prayed that the fire in Selcuk would go out, and that Mary's House would be saved. My prayers were accepted." Nun Antonia Velasco added "We very nearly lost our lives in this fire. When we reached Mary's House, we were confronted with a miracle. Though the flames had destroyed everything within 1 to 1.5 meters of the house, there was not even a spot of damage to the house itself." Vacationers Aslan Asik and Evelyn Bartals attested "We were horrified on the road here, but when we arrived at Mary's House, we felt once again its strength. The strength showed that the flames could not damage the house itself."