Thu, March 24, 2011
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Building on fire in downtown Beijing

2011-03-24 10:01:02 GMT2011-03-24 18:01:02(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Thick smoke arises from the site where a fire broke out in Chaoyang District of Beijing, capital of China, March 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Xu Nizhi)

Picture from Sina Weibo

BEIJING, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A work shed in downtown Beijing was on fire Thursday afternoon, with high-rising heavy smoke.

The fire broke out on the third floor of a three-storey work shed, north of a school in Hujialou near the city's central business district, according to the city's fire department.

Fire fighters are still fighting against the fire. Casualties remained unknown.

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