Plume of smoke sent across Stockholm after blaze breaks out at top art institute

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A fire has started in a building belonging to Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art, sending a plume of smoke over large parts of the Swedish capital.

Firefighters try to extinguishing a fire at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. A fire has started in a building belonging to Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art, sending a plume of smoke over large parts of the Swedish capital. Dozens of firefighters struggled to contain the blaze, which raced through the attic and roof of the building on Skeppsholmen island near downtown Stockholm on Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)

Firefighters try to extinguishing a fire at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden.

Source: Associated Press

Dozens of firefighters struggled to contain the blaze, which raced through the attic and roof of the building on Skeppsholmen island near downtown Stockholm today. There were no reports of injuries.

A thick column of smoke rose from the island and spread out over much of the city centre.

The cause of the fire wasn't immediately clear.

The Royal Institute of Art offers undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate studies in fine arts and architecture.

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