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Firemen control blaze at iconic Marseille building

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2012-02-10

Firemen in Marseille on Friday brought under control a fire that had broken out at the city's iconic ‘Cité Radieuse’ housing complex. The full extent of the damage is still not yet known.

A fire that broke out Thursday afternoon at Marseille’s iconic ‘Cité Radieuse’ housing complex was under control Friday morning, firemen said.

1500 people were forced to evacuate their homes overnight as fire consumed parts of the historic Le Corbusier building in Marseille. Several apartments and rooms were destroyed.

 The extent of the damages were hard to assess, said a spokesperson for the city’s fire department. A few hundred firemen were still on site early Friday morning.

La Cité radieuse was built in 1947 and comprises some 337 apartments, several hotel rooms, a gastronomic restaurant and sporting, medical and educational facilities.

Date created : 2012-02-10

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