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Downtown Shanghai building catches fire

A BUSINESS building under partial renovation at the heart of Shanghai's commercial area briefly caught fire today. No casualties were reported.

The fire broke out on the top of the 12-storey No. 1578 building, located near the Shanghai City Air Terminal in the bustling Nanjing West Road, at about 1:20 pm today, belching out thick brownish smoke. The fire was put out by 1: 30 pm, fire-fighting officials said.

The area was cordoned off as the authorities are probing the cause.


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