Velodrome for Rio Olympics shop-worn by fire; lane burned

The lane and roof of a velodrome built for final year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was shop-worn in a glow Sunday when a building was struck by a small, hand-made hot-air balloon.

A charred area could be seen on a roof of a structure, and shots from TV network Globo showed a 20-30 scale (yard) apportionment of timber lane aspect had burned.

The racing aspect was done of special Siberian wood, a requirement that done a velodrome one of a final venues to be prepared for a Olympics.

The Brazilian sports method reliable a occurrence with no injuries reported. In a matter it pronounced a repairs was being evaluated.

Despite being illegal, a recover of a hand-made balloons — or lanterns — is common in Brazil. The balloons mostly means fires when they land.

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