Fire destroys a Social Security building in Brasilia

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Brasília, Brazil - An building of the Social Security Ministry (INSS) in Brasilia was struck by fire Tuesday morning.

Firemen report that the blaze was started by an electrical short-circuit.

The INSS building was old and contained a large collection of state documents.

At the time of the fire, the building was unoccupied except for security personnel. No one was injured during the blaze.