Austria’s Hallstatt hit by major fire

Hallstatt, Austria. Image: pipimaru, wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

A large fire has damaged part of the idyllic Austrian lakeside town of Hallstatt. Tourists have been warned to steer clear while the cleanup commences.

At least four buildings were heavily damaged by a fire in the Austrian tourist town of Hallstatt on Saturday. A fire broke out in a wooden hut and then spread to a shed and two residential buildings in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town.

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