Statue of Liberty Evacuated Due to Construction Fire

A propane tank caught fire at a closed construction site causing precautionary evacuations, but luckily no explosions occurred
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Construction workers, first responders and Liberty Island visitors avoided catastrophe after a propane tank caught fire at a construction site on Liberty Island in New York Monday August 27. Luckily, the propane tank which was located next to a few other tanks did not explode.

The Statue of Liberty was evacuated as a precaution. No damage occurred to the statue. One construction worker was injured but treated and released at the scene. Firefighters spent two hours working to contain the blaze.

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