Monday, April 2, 2012

The Towering Inferno: Moscow Skyscraper Ablaze

An unfinished skyscraper in Moscow is aflame tonight and is being fueled by very high winds. A firefighting helicopter has been dispatched to help fight the blaze, which is believed to have started on the 67th floor of the Federation Tower, which is set to be Russia's tallest building upon completion, which was to have been in 2013.

The fire broke out at 8:00 PM local time, shortly before sunset. A water dumping KA-32 helicopter was brought in to battle the blaze and is believed to have helped slow the progress of the spreading flames. The fire could be seen across a wide area from where the €255 million  tower is being built in Moscow City, a cluster of modern high-rises located close to the Russian governmental sector.

As of  now, no casualties have been reported.

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