Jan 3, 2015 12:52 PM

'Les Miserables' London show evacuated after fire

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) London fire officials say about 1,200 people were briefly evacuated from a performance of the musical "Les Miserables" because of a small fire at a theater.

The fire department said the venue was evacuated as a precaution after high-voltage cable joints failed and caused a small fire at the Queen's Theatre in central London.

Theater goers and the musical's cast had to take a break from Saturday afternoon's matinee performance, but fire officials said the venue was declared safe shortly after. There were no reports of injuries.

"Les Miserables" is one of the West End's most popular attractions. The show celebrates its 30th anniversary in the capital this year.


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