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Science Center Fire Was an Accident

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A small fire broke out at the Science Center Saturday (KWMU photo)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Officials say a fire that damaged the St. Louis Science Center was an accident. Flames could be seen coming out of the top of the Omnimax Theater dome Saturday evening.

No one was hurt but about 200 people had to be evacuated. The center was open for business Sunday.

The fire apparently began and was confined to a neon transformer.

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