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Slovakian castle goes up in flames

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 00:42

March 10 - Officials say the wooden roof and interior of a Slovakian castle were destroyed after the medieval building caught fire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Krasna Horka castle in eastern Slovakia went up in flames on Saturday (March 10) morning. The blaze at the castle near Roznava town in Kosice region was probably caused by cut dry grass which caught fire. Eleven regional fire services were called to attend the conflagration. A helicopter dumped water onto the fire. The castle's wooden roof was completely burned and the interior of the building was destroyed, fire service officials said. Krasna Horka Castle was built up in 14th century. The first written reference to the castle was in 1333. The castle was built to protect a mining trade route. The aristocratic dynasties of Mariassy, Bebekov and Andrassy have owned the castle in the past. The castle had been restored and opened to the public in April last year.

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Slovakian castle goes up in flames

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 00:42