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Fire incident in Rio Olympic Village

30 July 2016

TEAM: At 4.40 pm a small fire broke out in rubbish in the underground car park of Building 23 in the Olympic Village causing smoke to rise through the building.

The AOC Emergency Response Plan was activated and approximately 100 athletes and officials were evacuated in an orderly and controlled fashion

The stairwells filled with smoke but the fire was confined to the carpark and no one was injured.

The fire was extinguished by the Fire Brigade and team members were allowed back into the building after about 30 minutes.

An investigation is underway involving Rio 2016 and the AOC.

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