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Three hundred visitors and staff were evacuated from an art gallery in Cornwall this afternoon because of a fire.
Crews attended the Tate Gallery in St Ives around lunchtime after the fire broke out in the kitchen.
Mark Osterfield, Executive Director of Tate St Ives, says the fire was contained in one part of the building so there was no damage to any of the artworks.
The gallery is to re-open tomorrow morning.
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed the fire at the Tate Gallery has now been put out and it's believed there has been no damage to any art work. Further inspection will be carried out to confirm this. Three-hundred people were evacuated this afternoon.
Fire crews are tackling a fire at the Tate Gallery, St Ives. It's believed the fire is in the kitchen corridor in the fourth storey building. Cornwall fire Service was called out just after 12:30 this lunchtime.
All the visitors have been evacuated and the one way system outside the art gallery has been closed by Devon and Cornwall Police. It's not yet known how much damage has been caused.