Fire at Museum Gajah, Jakarta: Major Heritage Site Engulfed in Flames

By | September 16, 2023

A fire broke out at the Museum Gajah/National Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday night. The initial report of the fire was received at 8:00 PM local time. No further details about the extent of the damage or any casualties have been provided.

Breaking News: Fire Breaks Out at Museum Gajah in Jakarta

On Saturday (16/9) night, a fire broke out at Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Kel. Gambir, Kec. Gambir, Jakarta Pusat, which is the location of the Museum Gajah or National Museum. The initial report of the fire was received at 8:00 PM local time.

The fire at the historical museum caused panic among residents and visitors as thick smoke billowed from the building. Firefighters rushed to the scene and are currently working to extinguish the blaze. At this time, the cause of the fire remains unknown.

The Museum Gajah, also known as the National Museum, is one of the most important cultural institutions in Indonesia, housing invaluable artifacts and historical treasures. It is a popular tourist destination and a symbol of the nation’s rich heritage.

Local authorities have urged nearby residents to stay away from the area and have provided updates through social media channels. The extent of the damage to the museum and its collection is yet to be determined.

The fire at the Museum Gajah is a significant loss for Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, and authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety of the public and the preservation of the museum’s valuable artifacts..

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