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Officials try to douse flame flap

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Work has begun to try to douse the Olympic flame flap.  There was a beehive of activity near the Olympic cauldron early today as construction workers were making modifications to the fenced-in plaza that hosts the flame that will burn at the Vancouver Winter Games until Feb. 28.

It appeared that new concrete barriers were being laid out much closer to the flame. Dozens of workers and some heavy machinery were on the scene while security officials watched over the proceedings.

On Tuesday, Olympic organizers say they are putting the final touches on a solution that will include adjustments to the ugly chain-link fencing protecting the steel-and-glass structure as well as setting up a viewing area.


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