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The Highest Moscow Skyscraper Is on Fire
3.04.2012 12:31
The Highest Moscow Skyscraper Is on Fire

A huge fire that broke out on the 67th floor of the Moscow’s Federation Tower, was put out by firefighting helicopters.

      The fire broke out just before sunset at 8:00 p.m. Moscow time, in the Federation Tower, Europe's tallest-to-be tower with 93 floors upon completion in 2013. The fire started on the building's 67th floor (250 meters above the ground) and spread to several sections on the 66th and 65th floors, covering about 300 square meters.

      The blaze on the top of the building was visible for miles around, resembling a fiery crown. Fourteen people working on the floors were evacuated. Fortunately, no deaths of injuries were reported. 

      Alarmed by the fire’s extent, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry sent two KA-226 helicopters to the scene. Other firefighters groups had to climb on foot to the 66th floor to set up water pumping systems. 

      The fire was extinguished around midnight. The probable cause of the incident is a projector that heated some flammable material. The building's owner is currently summing up losses.



Sources: RIA Novosti Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: fire accident firefighting Moscow City Moscow scyscrapers Federation Tower 

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