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Protected: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Memorabilia Destroyed by Fire

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

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Protected: Chase Museum recovering from fire

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

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Protected: Fire in Museum Center causes 150 to evacuate – FOX19 News and Weather – Greater Cincinnati Area

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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Protected: Elvis museum remains standing after fire

Friday, December 30th, 2011

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Protected: Higginbotham House Museum fire: Several artifacts unscathed

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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Protected: Bay Street blaze last Friday, which razed the temporary market, destroyed an adjacent building and heavily damaged the Pompey Museum and the majority of the artifacts inside.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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Protected: Modesto’s historic McHenry Mansion damaged by fire

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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Protected: Fire at Plymouth museum destroys building

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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Protected: Fire at Hartlebury Castle in Worcestershire

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

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Protected: Chase Museum Fire update

Friday, August 19th, 2011

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Mountain museum set on fire, burglarized | 9news.com

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

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Historic home of Phillips Collection reopens after fire

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The walls of the grand parlor and original bedrooms, home to some of Washington's most famous paintings, are repainted in delicate shades named Lulled Beige and Misty Mica. The trim of some rooms are a shimmering sand, better to complement Pierre Bonnard's pastels and Edgar Degas' dancers. The new oak floors shine with polish. ...

U.K. – Blenheim Palace roof damaged in fire

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in the roof of Blenheim Palace. More than 40 firefighters were called to the 18th Century country house in Woodstock, near Oxford, which sustained minimal damage. The fire is believed to have started after staff used a flamed torch to heat pipes frozen due to the winter ...

Oklahoma City firefighters are trying to determine what caused a blaze at the Science Museum

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

No injuries or damage reported with fire at Science Museum Oklahoma building OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters are trying to determine what caused a blaze at the Science Museum Oklahoma. Crews received a call reporting the blaze about 11:40 a.m. Saturday. Officials say firefighters found roofing material that was next ...

Washington DC USA: Fire Breaks Out At The Phillips Collection

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Fire Breaks Out At The Phillips Collection http://dcist.com/2010/09/fire_at_the_phillips_collection.php A fire, which one employee is describing as "serious," broke out at the Phillips Collection this morning. Firefighters set up outside the Phillips, located at 1600 21st Street NW, and proceeded to climb onto the roof, where they were operating with saws and ...

Nelson, B.C. – Fire destroys Nelson heritage building

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Fire destroys Nelson heritage building Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/30/bc-nelson-fire-red-fish-grill.html#ixzz0vBmvacMO Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 Four firetrucks were called out to the fire in Nelson on Thursday night. (Rich Mooney/CBC) A fire destroyed a heritage building in downtown Nelson, B.C., on Thursday night, forcing the temporary evacuation of several downtown blocks while hundreds of town residents ...

Protected: Canada, High River Museum – ‘Overwhelming’ job ahead for museum staff after fire

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-statue-liberty-evacuation,0,4662788.story July 21, 2010 | 11:37 a.m. (Reuters) - New York's Statue of Liberty was evacuated Wednesday after an elevator malfunctioned and filled the area with smoke, said the National Parks of New York Harbor. "The motor on our elevator started smoking," said Mindi Rambo, spokeswoman ...

Fire hits Russian art restoration center

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Fire hits Russian art restoration center http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/07/15/Fire-hits-Russian-art-restoration-center/UPI-28911279218848/ Published: July 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Two firefighters were killed Thursday in a blaze at a historic Moscow center for the restoration of art work. A senior fire official told RIA Novosti that dozens of firefighters extinguished the blaze at ...

Major fire damage being cleared at German castle; 16th-century Schloss Ebelsbach destroyed

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Emergency safety measures are in place and the clearing of debris has begun on a Renaissance-period castle in southern Germany, which was destroyed by a fire in mid-September, causing damage estimated by police at several million euros. The roof of the structure has already been removed and its charred beams have ...

WASHINGTON — Although water pressure in two city fire hydrants was less than 20 percent of what it should have been, city officials said Friday that that was not the reason firefighters could not save a home that contained one of the country’s largest private collections of African-American art.

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

August 8, 2009 Art Collection Burns, and Officials Offer Reasons By IAN URBINA WASHINGTON — Although water pressure in two city fire hydrants was less than 20 percent of what it should have been, city officials said Friday that that was not the reason firefighters could not save a home that contained one ...

Fire burns at historic College of Arms; around 40 firefighters were called to Blackfriars

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Nico Hines A fire was burning inside the 17th Century College of Arms in Central London this afternoon, leaving thousands of historic documents at risk. The college building, which was constructed in the 1670s, houses the official records of the coats of arms of British and Commonwealth families dating back to 1530. Eight ...

Arrest after Spalding museum deliberately set on fire

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Spalding Gentlemen's Society had a lucky escape when an arson attack at its museum only caused minimal damage to the building and left its priceless artefacts unscathed. Fire crews from Spalding were called to the Broad Street museum just before 2am on Thursday morning after a window had been smashed and ...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A drunk electrician started a fire at a world-famous Moscow Tretyakov Gallery after he fell asleep while smoking a cigarette

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Drunk worker reportedly starts fire in Moscow museum Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:25pm GMT MOSCOW (Reuters) - A drunk electrician started a fire at a world-famous Moscow art museum after he fell asleep while smoking a cigarette, a police source told RIA news agency Sunday. The blaze at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery started in ...

Der Versicherungsstreit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar ist beigelegt. Versicherung zahlt 5 Millionen Euro für verbrannte Bücher.

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Versicherung zahlt 5 Millionen Euro für verbrannte Bücher 06. Januar 2009 Der Versicherungsstreit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar ist beigelegt. Danach erhält die Klassik Stiftung fünf Millionen Euro von dem Hauptversicherer Axa Art, wie ein Sprecher des Landgerichts Erfurt am Dienstag mitteilte. Beide Seiten hätten ...

PIERRE, S.D. Fire damages State Library

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Associated Press - December 19, 2008 10:55 AM ET PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State officials are checking damage after an overnight fire in the boiler room of the State Library in Pierre. It happened on the first floor, where renovation work is being done. Bureau of Administration Commissioner Jeff Bloomberg says sparks from ...

Wildfire near LA's Getty museum contained

Friday, October 24th, 2008

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire burned 100 acres of brush and grass near the world-famous Getty art museum before it was doused early Thursday without causing any damage or injuries, fire officials said. Nearby Interstate 405 was closed for about four hours but reopened at 6 a.m., as ...

Extra-alarm fire wrecks Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, officials say.

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Dan P. Blake. Chicago Tribune reporters. September 20, 2008. A Chinatown landmark that houses the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago was heavily damaged Friday by an extra-alarm fire, officials said. The museum, which opened in 2005 in a former warehouse and grocery, had become a repository for photos and artifacts donated ...

Small fire, big scare at Van Andel Museum Center

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008By John Agar The Grand Rapids Press   GRAND RAPIDS -- A rooftop fire Thursday at the Van Andel Museum Center created a spectacle downtown, with an aerial truck and fire rigs surrounding the museum, but caused little damage to the structure and none to the exhibits. About 300 people -- ...

Roof of Berlin orchestral theatre catches fire. Cause: welding work (again!)

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Berlin - The roof of Berlin's Philharmonic Hall caught fire Tuesday, forcing the orchestra to break off a matinee concert and prompting a major call-out of firefighters to confine the blaze. A matinee concert was under way at the time, Peter Riegelbauer, chairman of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, said. No injuries ...

Netherlands University May Lose 17th-Century Books After Fire

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- A fire that destroyed the architecture- faculty building at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands may lead to the loss of 40,000 books and illustrated works from as early as the 17th century. As many as 300 people had to be evacuated on May 13 ...

Welding sparks cause fire at Marine Museum

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Shay Nordal is beginning to think if it wasn’t for bad luck the Selkirk Marine Museum would have no luck at all. One year after floodwaters almost forced the permanent closure of the historic site, the museum manager was forced to dial 911Wednesday morning after sparks from a welders torch started ...

Weimar: Versicherer sollen Anna Amalia Bibliothek fünf Millionen Euro zahlen. Mehr als drei Jahre nach dem Brand in der Anna Amalia Bibliothek in Weimar befasst sich das Landgericht Erfurt mit dem Streit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher. Das Gericht schlug einen Vergleich mit den Versicherungen vor.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Die neun Versicherungen sollen fünf Millionen Euro an die Klassik Stiftung Weimar zahlen, schlägt das Gericht vor. Das ist ein Viertel der umstrittenen Summe. "Der Ausgang ist völlig offen", sagte der Vorsitzende Richter Karl-Heinz Buus beim Gütetermin. Der Versicherungsvertrag ist seiner Meinung nach nicht eindeutig formuliert. Strittig ist, ob ...

Brand in Anna Amalia Bibliothek: Versicherung geklagt. Die Weimarer Klassikstiftung will 13 Mio. Euro für die weitere Restaurierung der historischen Bibliothek. Doch die Versicherung will nicht zahlen.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Die Weimarer Klassikstiftung klagt nach dem Brand in der Anna Amalia Bibliothek mehr als 13 Millionen Euro von ihrer Versicherung ein. Nach Angaben des Landgerichts Erfurt vom Dienstag wehrt sich die Versicherung gegen diese Forderung, da die Bücher nicht unter den Versicherungsschutz fielen. Er umfasse nur ausleihbare Gegenstände. Der Zivilprozess ...