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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/ 2/2010

Fire at the Phillips Collection

By Stephanie Merry

The news that broke on DCist this morning is sad but true. There was a fire at the Phillips Collection; the museum has issued a statement and here's the latest:

-- The fire started on the roof of the Phillips House and was related to renovations.

-- The fire has been extinguished and no one was injured.

-- All art is safe and secure and nothing incurred significant damage. No word on how extensive the damage to the building is.

-- The museum is closed until further notice and tonight's Phillips after 5 has been postponed.

UPDATE: Visit the Crime Scene blog for a statement from the fire department.

-- Stephanie Merry

By Stephanie Merry  | September 2, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
Categories:  Museums  
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