Fire Burns at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia

Emergency services responded to a fire at Old Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday morning, December 30, according to local reports citing authorities.

Footage by Simon Foster shows smoke rising from the building as people gather outside.

The building was evacuated as a safety precaution and the fire was extinguished not long after crews arrived on the scene, 9News reported. Credit: Simon Foster via Storyful

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