A fire broke out in a shopping center in Khimki near Moscow, Russian media reported. At least one person died. The fire led to the collapse of part of the structure, which significantly hindered the firefighting operation.
The services received information about the fire at 5.58 am local time (3.58 am in Poland). According to the latest information, the fire covered an area of 7 thousand square meters. There were reports in the media that the area of \u200b\u200bthe fire could be twice as large.
Media about the causes of the fire
The fire led to the collapse of part of the structure, complicating the efforts of firefighters.
As one of the possible causes of the fire, the Russian state media, citing rescuers, pointed to arson. Later, however, it was reported that welding work was the cause.