Statue of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out

Call it an omen, a wake-up call, or perhaps merely an accident if you wish.

Today, as our nation’s political pageantry ramps up to a form not seen by any living American, we are, as a nation, somewhat fraught.  We’re skittish.  The next major move by Mueller, Trump, or anyone of note could trigger something incendiary.

This metaphor came to life today, as the Statue of Liberty was the site of a forced evacuation as construction crews on the island were being held responsible for an alarming fire.

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Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty were evacuated Monday after an apparent construction mishap sparked a fire in propane tanks there, according to the National Parks Service.

Two or three propane tanks were on fire, officials said, and the FDNY responded to the incident.

The blaze has since been extinguished but the propane tanks still need to cool.

Twitter showed us scenes of the evacuation:

And, the aftermath…

Thankfully, at this time there are no injuries to report.

Given the tumult of the nation at large, some will see major symbolism in the events on Liberty Island.  Others will chalk it up to nothing but a random occurrence.  In either case, the news has called attention to the Statue of Liberty for the second time in as many months, after a Congolese National attempted to scale the statue in protest weeks ago.

 

 

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