Chapter 17: Festivity

Sacramento, California - Six workers died Saturday night when fire broke out in a confined basement area of the State Capitol. Capitol Park Director Beth Markham said there was "no structural damage" to the historic building, and the upcoming session of the State Assembly would not be affected. Markham said the contractors were installing cutting-edge air-quality equipment intended to help preserve the Capitol's museum-quality artifacts when they apparently sparked the blaze. The casualties included two U.S. Army engineers supervising the installation.

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