A major fire in the center of Moscow, not far from three railway stations

Three helicopters, a fire train and 80 rescuers were dispatched to the scene to fight the fire.

A major fire broke out on Sunday, November 20 in a large warehouse in the center of Moscow, not far from three railway stations linking the Russian capital to several major cities in the country including Saint Petersburg, announced the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. emergency.

Clouds of black smoke rose high in the sky, contrasting with the white color of the snow-covered cobblestones in front of the nearby Yaroslavsky, Leningradsky and Kazansky stations. Trains from these stations connect the Russian capital to Saint Petersburg (North-West), Kazan (700 km east of Moscow) and Vladivostok (Far East).

The fire started around noon local time in a two-story brick warehouse. Around 2 p.m., the fire invaded some 2,500 square meters of the building. Three helicopters, a fire train and 80 rescuers were dispatched to the scene to fight the fire.

For its part, the Russian railway company (RZD) assured that the fire “does not threaten passengers or affect the operation of trains“, according to the public news agency RIA Novosti.

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