An alarm went off: a fire broke out in the basement of the building of the Russian Foreign Ministry (video)
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RosSMI reports that an electrical panel caught fire in the basement due to a short circuit. Rescuers arrived at the scene and evacuated 25 people from the building.
In the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, located on Smolenskaya Square in Moscow, a fire alarm went off. According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, there was dense smoke in the basement.
According to her, the alarm went off in one of the technical rooms. The cause of the fire is a short circuit. There were no casualties.
“The information that “there was a fire in the working premises” is not true. We are talking about basements,” Zakharova specified.
RosSMI reported that all employees were evacuated from the building of the ministry – they write that in total there were 25 people in the department at that time. Currently, emergency workers are investigating the cause of the fire.
At the moment, the fire has been localized, but there is still smoke on the floors of the department, journalists write.
In St. Petersburg on January 5, a large-scale fire broke out a fire in the production room of the Belarus Minsk Transport Plant, the fire covered more than 420 square meters. According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, two people died in the fire.