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Municipal Building Evacuated in North Moscow Due to Fire

Firemen tackle the blaze on Leningradsky Prospekt, Wednesday. Vladimir Filonov / MT

About 50 people were evacuated from an administrative building in northern Moscow on Thursday after it went on fire, an unidentified law enforcement official said.

The fire started in the attic of the two-storey building, which is on Leningradsky Prospekt near the Sovietsky Hotel. It houses the Begovoi district's municipal offices.

So far, there have been no reports about victims, Interfax reported.

The blaze spread out over a 150-meter-area before being extinguished by the fire brigade at 1:58 p.m., the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Footage of the firefighting operation as broadcast by Lifenews (lifenewsru / YouTube)

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