This is a record: the damage from today's fire in the Moscow region is estimated at 30 billion rubles (video)
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The fire in the center “Mega Khimki” is localized on an area of 7 thousand square meters. An increased concentration of phenol in the air was recorded in the region.
Preliminary damage from a fire in the Mega Khimki shopping center in the Moscow region is estimated at 20-30 billion rubles, which is a record for such facilities. This was reported by the RIA Novosti agency with reference to the All-Russian Union of Insurers.
The figure was calculated taking into account parked cars.
The fire started in the OBI hypermarket in a shopping center near Moscow at six in the morning on December 9: the roof caught fire on an area of 150 meters. To date, firefighters have localized the fire on an area of 7 thousand square meters. m.
Extinguishing the fire, as explained in the Moscow Region Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, is complicated due to the collapsed roof.
“Due to the collapse of the roof and instant access to oxygen, strong convective currents were formed. As a result, the fire quickly spread over a large area,” the rescuers said.
70 firefighters and 20 pieces of equipment were involved in the elimination of the fire.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has already opened a criminal case due to a violation of equipment safety during welding work at the facility.
As specified, the version of arson was also initially considered, but it was not confirmed.
So far, one dead is known – an employee of the shopping center.
Because of the fire in the area of the shopping center, an increased concentration of phenol was recorded. It is also noted that there are residues of combustion products and a characteristic smell in the air.
Another strong fire broke out today in Russian Barnaul. There, the fire engulfed the premises of the tire factory.