Fire burns 3 buildings at Flight 93 memorial

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Officials say a fire has burned three administrative buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania.

National Park Service spokesman Mike Litterst says no injuries were reported Friday afternoon. He did not know the cause or extent of the damage.

He says the affected buildings serve as the park's headquarters and include the superintendent's office.

Litterst says the flames did not affect the memorial itself or construction of the visitor’s center.

According to Litterst, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The National Parks Service issued the following statement: “The National Park Service reports there was a fire at the headquarters complex for Flight 93 National Memorial on Friday afternoon.

“Neither the memorial proper nor the new visitor center currently under construction were affected, as the headquarters is located approximately two miles from those sites.

“Initial reports are of extensive damage to the complex; additional information will be reported as it becomes known.

“All employees and volunteers were safely evacuated and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.”