Huge Fire Burns Through Warehouse West of Moscow

A fire tore through a large warehouse west of Moscow on Wednesday, August 3, prompting the evacuation of more than a thousand people, according to Russian officials.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations said more than 150 personnel and three helicopters were dispatched to the warehouse, which was owned by the OZON e-commerce company. The fire affected an area of 50,000 square meters (538,195 sq ft), they said.

Eleven people were injured, of which two were taken to hospitals, according to Zvezda News, a media channel operated by Russia’s defense ministry.

This footage provided by the emergencies ministry shows ground and air crews dousing the flames with water.

The ministry did not say what caused the fire. Credit: EMERCOM via Storyful

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