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Cutty Sark, London

This morning (Mon 21st May) a fire severely damaged the famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London. Luckily 50% of the ship had been removed from the site for restoration work, so the damage caused is not as bad as it might have been.

The extent of any damage is not known but there is concern that it may have affected the framework of the ship. The fire was reported to the fire service at 4:46 a.m. British Summer Time (GMT+1) by members of the public. A representative of the fire brigade said at 7:09 a.m. that the fire was well under control and that damage was extensive but until the experts can make a full damage assessment survey, it is unknown just how much has been lost.

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