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We The Curious fire: Photos show devastation as flames tear through tourist attraction Bath City News

Firefighters spent much of the afternoon tackling a major blaze at the We The Curious tourist attraction in Bristol city centre.

The fire broke out at the interactive science museum in Millennium Square around 2.30pm this afternoon (Saturday April 9), sending smoke into the air. Police and firefighters are present and people have been evacuated from the scene.

Bristol Live reports that the pall of smoke from the fire can be seen from locations across the city. Avon and Somerset Police closed Anchor Road to restrict access to the site.

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In a message, the science center and charity said: “Our site has been evacuated following a fire alarm, caused by a fire on our roof.

“Avon Fire and Rescue and Police are currently on site, all personnel and visitors are being taken care of. Further updates will follow as we get them.”

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Just after 2.30pm the fire alarm sounded in Millennium Square and dramatic photos show smoke billowing into the sky behind the Ferris wheel at the fairgrounds. Flames were visible on the roof of the science center.

Firefighters were seen entering the building from the back, during which time staff and police were leading the public to the Pero Bridge. Fire crews were later spotted battling the fire from above, using cranes.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-09 16:02:46

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