Fire extinguisher museum dating
(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images) Indonesian firefighters extinguish a fire at the 17th-century Dutch colonial building maritime museum in Jakarta on January 16, 2018.(ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images) Indonesian firefighters continue to extinguish a fire inside the 17th-century Dutch colonial building maritime museum in Jakarta on January 16, 2018.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of the capital Jakarta on Tuesday.
This collection consists of approximately 350 photographs, negatives, and illustrations, dating from the 1930s through the 1940s, from the Walter Kidde & Company archive.
Subjects include Kidde fire suppression and air flotation systems, and military, commercial, and general aviation aircraft of the period.
Television images showed flames ripping through the red-tiled roof of the whitewashed rectangular buildings.
No casualties were reported."Most of the building..on fire," the city fire department said on its website."The Bahari Museum is being cooled down," it said on its official Twitter account.