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Lima fire injures 5 firefighters

2012-03-10 07:57:46 GMT2012-03-10 15:57:46(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Firefighters extinguish fire of a central warehouse of the Ministry of Education in Lima, capital of Peru, March 9, 2012. (Xinha/Norman Cordova/ANDINA)

Firefighters extinguish fire of a central warehouse of the Ministry of Education in Lima, capital of Peru, March 9, 2012. (Xinha/Norman Cordova/ANDINA)

Firefighters extinguish fire of a central warehouse of the Ministry of Education in Lima, capital of Peru, March 9, 2012. (Xinha/Norman Cordova/ANDINA)

Firefighters extinguish fire of a central warehouse of the Ministry of Education in Lima, capital of Peru, March 9, 2012. (Xinha/Hector Vinces/ANDINA)

Firefighters extinguish fire of a central warehouse of the Ministry of Education in Lima, capital of Peru, March 9, 2012. (Xinha/Hector Vinces/ANDINA)

A category 3 fire started on Thursday night and was controlled early on Friday. The fire destroyed thousands of books, which would have been distributed to students from the provinces, leaving 5 firefighters injured and fire trucks useless, local press reported.

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