Firefighters were battling a major fire burning at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania Friday afternoon.
According to KDKA-TV, three administration buildings had burned down. National Parks Service spokesman Mike Litterst told the Post-Gazette that initial reports indicated "extensive damage" had been done to the complex.
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Ken Nackle, a brother of a flight 93 victim, told the CBS affiliate that 9/11 artifacts are believed to be burned in the blaze.
“It’s very heartbreaking, it really brings you back to that day,” he told KDKA. “Some of the items from the temporary memorial may have been lost.”
“We gave a lot of personal stuff to the memorial, that we wanted to be shared with everyone, the more and more I think about it, the more heartbreaking it becomes,” Nacke added.
No injuries were reported and the cause was not immediately known. A representative for the NPS was not immediately available for comment to TheBlaze.
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