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Burning Debris Forces Evacuation at Kievsky Station

About 60 people were evacuated from Moscow's Kievsky Station Thursday morning because of burning construction debris, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The announcement refutes earlier reports that the evacuation was caused by a fire in one of the railroad station's storage rooms, RIA Novosti reported.

A subsequent inspection discovered 25 square meters of burning construction debris in the part of the building currently being renovated, the ministry said, adding that the fire was extinguished by 7:18 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and the fire did not disrupt the trains' schedule.

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