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Australia team safe after Rio Olympic Village fire evacuation

The official Australian Olympic 2016 team crest is pictured on a blazer jacket of an athlete going to the 2016 Olympics in Rio at an official unveiling ceremony at Sydney's Bondi Beach, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed
The official Australian Olympic 2016 team crest is pictured on a blazer jacket of an athlete going to the 2016 Olympics in Rio at an official unveiling ceremony at Sydney's Bondi Beach, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Australian team evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro Friday because of a fire in the basement, according to a team spokesman.

The fire caused no injuries and the team was back in the building after half an hour, the spokesman said.

The incident follows a week of tension at the Olympic Village, where Australia and several other teams complained about unfinished and dirty rooms before moving in.

(Reporting by Paulo Prada; Editing by Mary Milliken)

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