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Norway fire ravages historic wood village in Laerdal

19 January 2014 Last updated at 17:48 GMT

Residents of a heritage village in southern Norway have been evacuated after a raging fire broke out, threatening its unique wooden buildings.

Flames spread rapidly after the fire began overnight in a house in Laerdalsoyri, a village of 1,150 people in Laerdal, on Sognefjord fjord.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

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