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World Fire hits UNESCO royal stables in Italian city of Turin

12:31  21 october  2019
12:31  21 october  2019 Source:

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Turin 's firefighters are handling a blaze at Cavallerizza Reale, a famed UNESCO World Heritage, Italy 's fire department said. Cavallerizza Reale was built around 300 years ago as a military academy for senior officers from the royal House of Savoy.

The Metropolitan City of Turin ( Italian : Città metropolitana di Torino) is a metropolitan city in the Piedmont region, Italy . Its capital is the city of Turin . It replaced the Province of Turin and comprises the city of Turin and 315 other municipalities (comuni).

ROME (AP) — Firefighters say a fire has burned about one-fourth of the roof of Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the northern Italian city, hitting an area of the building once used for the royal stables.

Firefighters rushed to the scene early Monday and managed to put out the flames. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

According to Adriana Rinaldi, a spokeswoman at the scene, the fire started around 8 a.m. and burned through a portion of the roof before firefighters were able to put it out. Teams are still trying to secure the area.

The building was abandoned in the past few years. Another fire hit the same part of the site in 2014.

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