Police headquarters consumed by fire in Santa Cruz, Argentina

From Viva la Anarquía! (June 22, 2011) via mass media:

The Río Gallegos police headquarters was set on fire this morning. Weeks ago, a local government office was also torched, as the province undergoes an acute political crisis.

At least two teams of firefighters worked to control the blaze that began this morning at the police headquarters building located just meters from the Santa Cruz presidential palace.

According to sources in Río Gallegos, the fire began at around 8:20 a.m. No injuries have been reported.

Although the fire was controlled, damage to police headquarters was extensive. However, the intervention of the firefighters managed to keep the blaze from spreading to the premises of the presidential palace next door.

Weeks ago, another arson affected the Board of Education headquarters in the midst of widespread protests by the province’s oil industry workers’ and teachers’ unions.

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