The headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Moscow caught fire

Russia’s state emergency services have reported this Wednesday that firefighters in the Russian capital, Moscow, have extinguished a fire that started on the third floor of one of the buildings of the Ministry of Defense headquarters.

“At 19 Znamenka Street, a fire started in one of the buildings on the territory of the Ministry of Defense,” a spokesman said, adding that there was “thick” smoke on that floor, as well as “high temperature” generated by flames, the TASS news agency reported.

Despite the virulence of the fire, the causes of which are currently unknown and which have been classified on a two out of five dangerousness scale, there have been no casualties and it is unknown if there has been serious material damage.

In 2016 the building, built at the end of the 17th century, already suffered another fire, which affected an area of ​​about 15 square meters, for which some 50 people had to be evacuated, although it did not leave any victims either.

In addition, last March another fire affected a public building in Russia. The fire brigade, in that case, managed to extinguish the flames that invaded a five-story building under reconstruction at the headquarters of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior.

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