As Billboard reports, the fire at the Aberdeen Museum of History broke out Saturday (June 9) from an unknown cause. Items in the Cobain exhibit featured a bench from outside his Seattle home, Nirvana T-shirts, posters, artwork and more. It is currently unclear what specific items were destroyed.
As NPR reports, Aberdeen fire chief Tom Hubbard says the fire started from inside the building, with an investigation into the cause beginning today. Hubbard confirmed that no injuries were reported and no one was inside the museum at the time of the fire. It took 77 firefighters more than 10 hours to suppress the blaze.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic offered condolences on Twitter, in addition to footage of the incident. Find that and museum contents below.
This is terrible. Hope people are safe. https://t.co/ZWvwjr2Il2— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) June 9, 2018
Sad to hear about the fire at the Aberdeen Museum of History. Here are a couple pics of the Kurt Cobain Exhibit and one of the old Stewart Field (Aberdeen HS stadium) sign I took when I was down there last September. Horrible loss for the community. pic.twitter.com/rsRliBPbmA— Ryland Spencer™ (@RylandSpencer) June 11, 2018
#BREAKING Heather Luther sent us this video of fire at the Aberdeen Museum housed in the historic armory. Among the treasures inside is a Kurt Cobain exhibit. @SuzannePhan is heading there for #KOMONews pic.twitter.com/cbxvdxiIyA— Keith Eldridge (@KeithKOMO4) June 9, 2018