Sort of. According to the BBC, firefighters have been tackling a 'major blaze' in the former Museum of Mankind, which is an empty and separate bit to the famous parts of the RA that we're all familiar with. The fire was discovered around 2 O'clock today and caused the closure of Piccadilly. Other news souces say that the roof has now collapsed. Fortunately, it seems nobody was injured, and no artwork was damaged. More later if events take a twist.
Breaking News: Royal Academy On Fire
Last Updated 29 August 2006