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Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Major Moscow Market

An overnight fire at a sprawling market in Russia's capital was extinguished by firefighters Monday morning without any casualties.

The blaze at the Sadovod market on Moscow's southeastern outskirts broke out soon after midnight and spread over a 300-square-meter area. It was put out shortly before 8 a.m., the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The ministry did not comment on the cause of the blaze, which was the second time in two months that Sadovod has gone up in flames.

Sadovod market was also the scene of a massive police raid in October, when about 1,000 migrants from former Soviet countries were detained as part of a sweeping crackdown on illegal migration at markets around the capital.

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