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Huge blaze breaks out at We The Curious science museum in Bristol

A POPULAR art and science museum in Bristol city centre has been evacuated after a major fire broke out on the rooftop this afternoon.  

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Large plumes of black smoke can be seen all over the city following the blaze at We The Curious which broke out just after 2pm today (April 9). 

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Forty firefighters are on scene, with fire crews initially receiving an emergency call at 2.05pm. 

A spokesperson for the Avon Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call from We The Curious in central Bristol to reports of a fire on or in the roof space. 

“We deployed seven fire engines and a number of specialist resources – and 40 firefighters. 

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“Crews were on the scene within three minutes and the fire was under control by around 3.10pm.” 

A spokesperson for We The Curious said: “Our venue has been evacuated following a fire alarm, caused by a fire on our roof.  

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“Avon Fire and Rescue Service and the police are currently on site, all staff and visitors are accounted for.” 

Neighbouring attraction, Bristol Aquarium, said: "Our thoughts are with We The Curious today who have done a tremendous job evacuating after a fire incident. 

"For Bristol Aquarium visitors, access is now restricted outside of our building for today to protect the area. Tickets purchased online are valid for 6 months." 

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Have you been affected by the blaze at We The Curious? Do you have any pictures or videos you’d like to share? Email: pictures@nationalmail.co.uk  

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