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Astana. Skyscraper fire. Thick smoke over the city, several people were evacuated

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On Saturday, there was a huge fire in a skyscraper in… Astanathe capital Kazakhstan. According to local media, it caught fire 26-story building.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations in Kazakhstan said in a statement that the fire burned part of the building located at Turan Avenue 37/9.

Kazakhstan. Fire in a skyscraper, evacuation was carried out

Dinara Nurgalieva, an official of the ministry, said that 17 fire brigade units equipped with special equipment and about 80 rescuers took part in the firefighting operation.

The fire covered an area of ​​180 square meters. Eight people had to be evacuated from the building, however, there is no information about any victims. At this moment it is not known what caused the fire.

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The 26-story building is partly administrative and partly residential. The recordings that appeared on social media show the fire the upper part of a glass skyscraper. You can also see clouds of gray smoke starting to envelope the area. The videos show that the building is located near a road and other structures.

Fire in a skyscraper in Astana. Nearby “the largest tent in the world”

As reported by “The Sun”, the 26-story building is located near the Khan Shatyr entertainment and shopping center, which was built in 2006. What's more, a 150-meter-high structure is entered in the Guinness Book of Records as “the largest tent in the world”, which is due to its shape.

The British daily also reports that luxury apartments are sold in the skyscraper, the price of which reaches PLN 611,000. pounds (over PLN three million). As it was added, citing initial reports, the fire could have broken out on the top floor or on the roof of the skyscraper.

Sources: Anadolu, “The Sun”

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