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Sunday, 2 June, 2002, 20:26 GMT 21:26 UK
In pictures: Buckingham Palace fire
The fire at Buckingham Palace prompted a full-scale evacuation, but fire crews quickly tackled the blaze.

Fire crews were called when smoke was seen rising into the sky
Fire crews were called when smoke was seen rising into the sky

Fire engine at Buckingham Palace
Twelve fire crews helped put out the flames

Smoke rises from roof of Palace
The fire broke out in the loft of the West Terrace
Firemen scour the roof top near the blaze
An investigation into the fire is already underway

Flames could be seen leaping from the roof
Flames could be seen leaping from the roof

Scene around the palace
Armed soldiers in combat gear patrolled the perimeter

The area in front of the Palace was cleared
The area in front of the Palace was cleared

Within the minutes the fire appeared to be under control and the smoke eased
Within the minutes the fire appeared to be under control and the smoke eased


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