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Souvenir and Handicraft Storage Building in Sukawati Burns

(12/28/2013) A storage facility for Balinese gifts and souvenirs on a side street connecting the community of Celuk with the Sukawati Traditional Market in Gianyar burnt down at mid-day, Saturday, December 28, 2013.

As reported by the State News Agency Antara, the fire caused structural and stock damage in the hundreds of millions of rupiah. The company that operates the Buah Tangan Bali Souvenir Shop owned the storage facility.

No injuries were reported in connection with the blaze.

Yulianti, the owner of the building, said she did not yet know the cause of the fire.

A husband and wife team of M. Aris and Eka Mulalasari supervised the building.

Two fire trucks responded to the fire that took two hours to bring under control. The fire is also blamed with causing a multi-jam traffic jam on the road connecting Sukawati and Denpasar.

The Sukawati Police Precinct continues to investigate the incident.