Large fire destroys part of world culture heritage city of Hallstatt in Austria

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An aerial view made with a drone showing the damage and destruction caused by a fire during the night at the lakeside in the city of Hallstatt, Austria.

Authorities say the fire started from a lakeside hut and widened to nearby buildings. Authorities in Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its wooden houses, have asked the public to avoid visiting the city in order to allow clearing of debris and investigations to the cause of the fire.

Photo: EPA-EFE/FOTOKERSCHI.AT / KERSCHBAUMMAYR

Large fire destroys part of world culture heritage city of Hallstatt in Austria

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