- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - Authorities say a fire damaged the roof at the Frontier Culture Museum’s 1700s Irish Farm, but no one was injured.

Media outlets report that museum Executive Director John Avoli said a spark from the chimney may have started Tuesday’s fire.

Staunton Fire and Rescue Chief R. Scott Garber described the fire as “smoldering” and says it did not take a long time to contain the blaze. Garber says there was some interior water damage in addition to the damaged roof.

Avoli says the structure other than the roof is stone. He says the roof was scheduled to be repaired in August for a roof repair, but the fire will speed up these plans.

The museum’s Irish Farm pays tribute to the 1700s Irish immigration to America.

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