A fire broke out at a replica of a Prussian palace in Germany on Wednesday, April 8. According to reports, one person was injured and treated by emergency responders as the fire was quickly brought under control. The Prussian palace replica is being rebuilt on the city's historic Unter den Linden boulevard and is expected to reach completion later this year.
Two tar heaters and other building material on the ground level of the construction site caught fire, gradually leading up to the roof of the structure, international media reported.
The palace was first built in the 15th century and its original design was finalised in the mid-18th century but was heavily damaged by allied bombings during World War II and then demolished again in communist East Germany in 1950. After the reunification of Germany, the palace was constructed again but only to be demolished in 2008 for the reconstruction of the old palace.
After the construction of the palace is completed it will house a modern museum containing collections of African and other non-European art, as well as two restaurants, a theatre, a film theatre and an auditorium.
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