Fire wrecks Brazil museum

BRAZIL (REUTERS) - A large fire hit Brazil's Museum of the Portuguese Language in Sao Paulo in a historic downtown district on Monday (December 21), killing one man who worked as the building's fire-fighter.

According to media reports, there were no other casualties as the museum is closed to visitors on Mondays.

Thirty-seven fire engines and 97 fire-fighters attended the blaze at the historic Estacao da Luz train station, where the museum is located.

Fire-fighters said the blaze started on the first floor and quickly spread through the museum, which house several electronic installations.

Estacao da Luz, or the Station of Light, a historical jewel that once housed offices for the metropolitan train authority, is still one of the city's busiest train stations.