Breaking News: Fire at Flight 93 Memorial

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A fire broke out this afternoon at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA. While the cause is unknown, the fire is reported to have engulfed several administrative buildings near the crash site and to have destroyed artifacts housed there.

According to the National Park Service: “The National Park Service reports there was a fire at the headquarters complex for Flight 93 National Memorial on Friday afternoon. Neither the memorial proper nor the new visitor center currently under construction were affected, as the headquarters is located approximately two miles from those sites. Initial reports are of extensive damage to the complex; additional information will be reported as it becomes known. All employees and volunteers were safely evacuated and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

More to follow.

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