Moscow Skyscraper blaze at Federation Tower
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..Moscow skyscraper fire: Huge blaze rips through Federation Tower
.A huge fire has ripped through the top of a Moscow skyscraper - a building which is set to become Europe’s tallest building when it’s completed.Flames lit up the skyline of Russia’s capital city as firefighters battled to control the blaze which engulfed the east side of the Federation Tower complex on Monday night.The fire broke out on the building's 67th floor before spreading to the 66th and 65th floors – covering an area of 300 square-meters.
Russia's Emergencies Ministry sent two helicopters to put out the fire which is believed to have been started when plastic sheeting came in contact with a spotlight illuminating a work area.The inferno was apparently visible ten kilometers away with witnesses saying that it resembled a “fiery crown on top of the building.”
Fourteen people working on the floors hit by the blaze were evacuated amid fears that the building could collapse.
It took about four hours to put out the fire in the structure which is due to be completed in 2013. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated.
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