MOSCOW: A significant fireplace engulfed a enterprise middle in St. Petersburg, Russia‘s second-largest city, on Monday, killing a firefighter and injuring two others.
The blaze unfold throughout all 4 of the constructing’s flooring and was raging in an space of 10,000 sq. meters (greater than 100,000 sq. ft), emergency officers mentioned. Around 300 folks have been concerned in battling the hearth, authorities mentioned.
One firefighter died and two others have been hospitalized with accidents, based on the Russian Emergency Ministry. Forty folks have been evacuated from the constructing, the Interfax information company reported.
It wasn’t instantly clear what triggered the hearth, and an investigation was launched. The Interfax information company reported that the constructing the place the enterprise middle was positioned was erected in the nineteenth century, and its decrepit state made it tougher for the firefighters to deal with the blaze.