BOZAR damaged by large fire

The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) has been damaged after a large fire.

The fire started on the centre’s roof on Monday afternoon. Around 100 firefighters worked to contain the blaze, with the fire extinguished later that day. No one was injured.

Henry Le Boeuf Hall, which was situated under the part of the roof that caught fire, has been damaged. BOZAR’s organ, which was recently restored, is also said to have been damaged.

“There is no doubt that the damage will be extensive,” read a statement on the BOZAR website. “Work is under way to secure the roof against further water damage and rain infiltration. For the moment it is too early to speculate about the precise damage to our exhibition spaces and concert hall.”

The company said it will post regular updates on its Twitter page and website. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

“Together with you, our fearless partners, amazing artists and dedicated team we hope to come back bold and strong as soon as possible,” continued the statement. “You and your support mean everything to us.”