Sunday, September 2, 2018

The building has about 20 million pieces

A fire reached, at the beginning of the night of Sunday (September 2), the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, in Quinta da Boa Vista, in São Cristóvão, in the northern area of the capital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The historic building of two centuries was the residence of the Brazilian royal family and has one of the most important collections of the country – they are about 20 million pieces. The cause of the fire was unidentified and the numbers of victims were unknown at the time of this report.

The Rio Fire Department was activated at 7:30 p.m. The men from four barracks were working (use past tense for the article body) at the site, which was located within the Quinta da Boa Vista National Park. The building had three floors and was linked to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The fire took account of a good part of the construction.

The museum was closed to visit at the time the fire started. For security, there were also men from the Military Police and health professionals in ambulances.