1 Nov 2005

Fire damages New Caledonian theatre

2:24 pm on 1 November 2005

A fire in New Caledonia has destroyed a historical theatre in Noumea.

The blaze engulfed the recently renovated Escarmouche theatre which had been built in 1872.

The building also housed apartments in which the fire caused gas bottles to explode.

But there were no injuries reported.