Incident at JFK Library does not appear related to marathon

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April 15, 2013, 8:53 pm
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UPDATE: According to Commissioner Ed Davis, "The preliminary investigation indicates that the incident at the JFK may not have been an explosion. The device may have been incendiary in nature. It may have been a fire. The nature of the incident is uncertain at this time and the cause is still under investigation.

(NECN: Alison King, Boston) - There has been conflicting information about the incident at the JFK Library that occured shortly after the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Initially, it seemed to be related.

The fire that broke out around 3 p.m. on Monday was in an archival classroom and office area to the left of the main building. The area was built in 2011 and is not where the exhibits are held.

No one was hurt. Everyone was accounted for and the building was quickly evacuated.

"We have no information at this time as to what caused the fire," said Rachel Flor, the spokesperson for the library. "We did hear something that sounded like an explosion."

The incident remains under investigation.

NECN reporter Alison King has more on the subject.

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