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Massive Fire Engulfed Brazil's 200-Year-Old National Museum

World | Associated Press | September 3, 2018, 12:15 pm
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 Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 2, 2018. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 2, 2018. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters work the fire at the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Firefighters work the fire at the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Salvaged equipment lies on the ground as flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Salvaged equipment lies on the ground as flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Fire burns inside the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Fire burns inside the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters spray the flames at the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Firefighters spray the flames at the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 People watch as flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

People watch as flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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 Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

Flames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro. (Image: AP)

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