Electrical wires caught fire one of Museum Kampa’s construction, delivering acrid smoke round the local Vltava River, Prague firefighters spokesman Martin Kavka explained.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but needed to evacuate parts of artwork from an exhibition hall struck from the thick smoke, Kavka explained. He explained the hallway probably suffered consequential harm, but it was not immediately clear if any art has been ruined.
The museum situated close to the iconic Charles Bridge is famous for its priceless collection of paintings by Frantisek Kupka, a pioneer of contemporary abstract painting.
Authorities said over 100 people had to be evacuated in the museum and local buildings. 1 man had medical treatment.