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Fire Temporarily Closes Gateway Arch

From Times Wire Reports

Sorry, folks, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is closed. That was the message on signs posted around the landmark that accommodates more than 4 million visitors every year. Officials estimated it would take at least a month, and possibly two, to repair damage from a fire. A small blaze broke out Monday night while workers were installing an electrical panel in a room under the north leg of the Arch. The fire knocked out the main electrical distribution system that powers the entire Arch, the 630-foot monument that overlooks the Mississippi River downtown.


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