Mon, March 16, 2009
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Fire breaks out in Beijing college

2009-03-16 04:12:38 GMT2009-03-16 12:12:38 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Heavy smoke and fire engines are seen on campus of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China, March 16, 2009. A fire occurred in China Central Academy of Fine Arts on Monday. No casualty has been reported by now.(Xinhua/Zhang Zhang)

Firefighters check the scene outside the south gate of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing March 16, 2009. The dormitory of the CAFA caught fire at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, having injured one person till 12 o'clock. The fire is under control.(Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Firefighters check the scene outside the south gate of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing March 16, 2009. The dormitory of the CAFA caught fire at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, having injured one person till 12 o'clock. The fire is under control.(Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out in the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Smoke and blaze were spotted from a dormitory building that accommodates security guards and students who are in the college to pursue further studies. One person was injured and rushed to hospital, said firefighters.

The fire was under control, they said.

The college was in eastern Beijing's Chaoyang district.

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