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27 Aug 2018 | 01:09 PM UTC

US: Liberty Island in New York City evacuated due to fire August 27

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island (New York City) evacuated August 27 due to propane fire

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Event

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York City were evacuated on Monday, August 27, after three propane tanks caught fire due to a construction-related accident; one person was reportedly injured. As of Monday afternoon (local time), the fire has been extinguished but the area remains closed to the public as a precaution.

Advice

Individuals in New York City are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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