Car fire near Jesi Art Gallery, art safe

Facade of Palazza Pianetti damaged, no paintings harmed

(ANSA) - Jesi, January 20 - A car fire overnight Tuesday caused concern for its proximity to the Jesi Art Gallery in Palazzo Pianetti, blackening the building's facade and shattering a window without harming any of the paintings within, ANSA sources said Wednesday.
    The fire was caused by a short circuit in a Mini Minor parked near the gallery.
    The fire destroyed a parked car and caused a gas leak, but firefighters were able to prevent any further explosions or damage.
    The gallery in the central Marche town houses important paintings by Lorenzo Lotto.


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