Fire damage at the National Library of Wales and in impact on the Cymru WW1 Project

  • April 29, 2013
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Last Friday at around 2.40 staff and readers were evacuated from the National Library due to a fire. The building suffered fire, smoke and water damage to areas used mainly as office space. No storage areas were affected and the only collections to suffer damage were those in use by staff in those areas. The Library is presently working closely with the fire services to assess the damage and to ensure safe entry for the staff to the affected areas.

Due to water damage, some staff working in the project have been re-located to other accommodation and while all our files are backed up and project documentation is safe there will no doubt be an effect on the delivery of the project.

When we have had chance to fully evaluate the impact on the project, I’ll post an update on the blog. some pictures have just been released on the library’s Facebook page.

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