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Fire Blazes at Paris Science Museum; 2 Firefighters Injured

Fire Blazes at Paris Science Museum; 2 Firefighters Injured
French firefighters of Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP) carry hoses to extinguish the fire that broke-out overnight at the Cite des Sciences et Industries museum at La Villette, France. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

Thursday, 20 August 2015 04:35 AM

PARIS (AP) — Paris firefighters say a section of the city's main science museum is ablaze and two firefighters have suffered injuries fighting the flames.

Commander Gabriel Plus told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that the fire broke out in a section of the Cite des Sciences in northeast Paris that is under construction. He said the adjacent exhibit halls and the museum's IMax movie theatre have not caught fire but there remains a risk that it could spread.

The fire broke out overnight in the museum, which houses interactive children's exhibits as well as exhibits on space, light, geology and other subjects. The cause is unclear.

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Paris firefighters say a section of the city's main science museum is ablaze and two firefighters have suffered injuries fighting the flames.Commander Gabriel Plus told The Associated Press on Thursday morning that the fire broke out in a section of the Cite des Sciences in...
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