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Venezuela High-Rise Fire Under Control

Military helicopters doused one of Venezuela’s tallest buildings with water Sunday, bringing under control a blaze that many feared would cause the tower to collapse, officials said. Earlier, nearby residences and businesses were evacuated. Two floors and some staircases in the building collapsed. But by Sunday afternoon, the temperature inside the burning building had dropped, lessening the danger of a collapse, Caracas fire chief Rodolfo Briceno said. “Engineers have gone up there and inspected” the building, Briceno said, adding that “it is very solid.” Full Story

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