Ursulinenhof fire (Linz, Austria)

uDate: June 3rd, 2009, early afternoon

Building: built in 1679, used as cultural provincial center, many cultural and artistic artifacts

Cause: maintenance works at the underground level (angle grinder being used)

Damages: roof structures, inner rooms, up to five millions euros – no injuries reported – 18 months to be restored

Other: Firefighters evacuated paintings and other artifacts. Passer-by (or workers) reported the fire, probably no sprinkler or fire detection system active at the moment of the fire.

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