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At Least Nine Firefighters Dead, More Critical in Argentina Fire, Collapse Caught on Video

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At least nine firefighters were killed and others injured battling a fire at an archives warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday. At least seven firefighters suffered injuries, several critically. Most were injured with a brick wall collapsed on top of a large group of responders, according to multiple media reports.

A firefighter rests after working to extinguish a fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Nine first-responders were killed in the fire that destroyed an archive of bank documents, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
A firefighter rests after working to extinguish a fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Nine first-responders were killed in the fire that destroyed an archive of bank documents, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. The building stores records for many companies in the country including banks.

The Associated Press reported that the same company, Iron Mountain, had major fires. The Boston-based company lost warehouses to fires in New Jersey (1997) and London (2006).

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This is a breaking news story. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Firefighters react after their colleagues were killed in a fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Seven first-responders were killed in the fire that destroyed an archive of bank documents, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Telam, Daniel Dabove)
Firefighters react after their colleagues were killed in a fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Seven first-responders were killed in the fire that destroyed an archive of bank documents, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Telam, Daniel Dabove)

 (AP Photo/Telam, Daniel Dabove)
(AP Photo/Telam, Daniel Dabove)

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