- Title: Fire breaks out at Moscow high rise
- Date: 18th July 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (JULY 18, 2017) (REUTERS) VIEW OF NOVY ARBAT STREET IN CENTRAL MOSCOW, HIGH RISE ON FIRE, BLACK SMOKE RISING BLACK SMOKE RISING, PEOPLE ON ROOF PEOPLE ON STREET / BUILDING ON FIRE / SMOKE RISING PEOPLE ON STREET, CARS PARKED ON SIDE OF STREET FIRE ENGINE, CRANE OUTSIDE BUILDING ON FIRE FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMERGENCIES MINISTRY STAFF ON STREET VARIOUS OF WATER BEING POURED ON PART OF BUILDING WHICH CAUGHT FIRE
- Embargoed: 1st August 2017 10:10
- Keywords: Moscow fire high rise on fire plumes of black smoke fire fighters Russia accident building on fire
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA0016Q8S3EV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A fire broke out in a high rise building under construction in central Moscow on Tuesday (July 18) morning.
The fire started on the 7th floor of the building where repair works were underway, according to the Moscow branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the building that is famous for its book shape.
Officials said the fire engulfed about 200 square meters of the structure.
Nobody was injured in the fire, according to the ministry, which took 60 fire-fighters and 21 fire engines to extinguish.
The building is one of eight famous book shaped high rises in Moscow built between 1963 and 1970 in the city's historic centre.
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