Fire Lashes Berlin Philharmonic

No one injured in blaze as musicians bolt from iconic concert hall with instruments
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 2:25 PM CDT
Fire Lashes Berlin Philharmonic
Fire fighters try to extinguish a fire in the Philharmonic in Berlin, Tuesday, May 20, 2008.   (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski)

A fire broke out at the Berlin Philharmonic today, bringing more than 100 firefighters to the concert hall, Der Spiegel reports. No one was injured in the blaze, with musicians fleeing with their instruments; a lunchtime concert had to be evacuated. "We don’t believe anyone is in danger, as the fire appears to be contained in the roof," a fire official said. (Read more Berlin stories.)

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