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(STONYCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa.) — A fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial destroyed the flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, federal officials said Saturday.

The fire, which happened on Friday, ravaged through the Memorial’s headquarters in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and also destroyed a number of personal items of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93.

Park officials say that a vast majority of the museum’s items were saved.

The National Park Service and Pennsylvania State Police are working to identify the cause of the fire, officials said.

There were no major injuries, although one firefighter suffered minor first degree burns.

The memorial marks the spot where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed during the Sept. 11 attacks.

The plane, which was traveling from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco, crashed after passengers fought back against its hijackers. All 33 passengers and seven crew members were killed along with the hijackers.

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