Sunday, October 15, 2006

Fire at Folger Library, Books Safe

DC's NBC affiliate reports that there was a two-alarm fire at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Saturday morning, caused by a spotlight igniting some stored costumes. "The Folger's collection of rare books and materials-including the world's largest Shakespeare collection and a primary repository for rare materials from the early modern period, ranging from 1500-1750, received no damage. No one was injured. Other damage to the library is estimated at $25,000."


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