There was a fire in Grand Setun Plaza business center in Moscow. About this writes RBC.
The facade of the building burned out almost completely. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that the area of the fire, according to preliminary data, is one thousand square meters. Around 12:30 Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reported that the fire had been extinguished. According to him, two victims have applied for medical assistance, there is no threat to their lives. One of the victims was treated on site.
Later, Deputy Emergency Situations Minister Ilya Denisov said that Sergei Zheltov, the head of Moscow Emergency Situations Department, was hospitalized with a heart attack after the fire. According to Baza, Maksim Seryogin, senior assistant chief of the firefighting service of the Emergency Ministry, was also taken to hospital, having been diagnosed with combustion products poisoning.
The source of Interfax specifies that up to 15 people may be inside the burning building. "Kommersant reports quoting the Ministry of Emergency Situations that two people from the upper floors of the building were rescued, a total of 120 people, according to preliminary information, managed to evacuate. People on the upper floors of the building are trying to be rescued by ladders, said RBC. Emergencies Minister Alexander Kurenkov arrived on the scene.
TASS and Interfax wrote that a short circuit might have caused the fire. RIA Novosti also names arson as a possible cause.