January 30, 1996 in Nation/World

Fire Destroys Historic Opera House

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A fire Monday evening destroyed the opera house La Fenice, a 204-year-old treasure that was one of Italy’s greatest artistic institutions.

There were no reports of injuries. The opera company was in Warsaw to begin an international tour, and the building has been closed since August for repairs, including a fire-prevention system.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

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