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Historic French castle engulfed in flames, destroying part of 600-year-old building

A fire broke out La Rochelle’s City Hall around midday on Friday, destroying the roofing of the 600-year-old building. All employees were evacuated from the structure and no one was injured. According to France Info, the fire began in the wedding hall, though the source of the fire is still unknown.

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