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The death toll from a warehouse fire on Komsomolskaya Square in central Moscow has risen to seven informs RIA News.
The fire in a two-story brick warehouse building located at Komsomolskaya Square, Building 1A, Building 18, occurred on the afternoon of November 20.
The area of fire was 2.5 thousand square meters. It was not until midnight that the fire was completely extinguished. By the morning of November 21, firefighters working on the rubble, found the bodies of seven dead.
On the fact of the fire, the Investigative Committee aroused criminal case under part 3 of article 238 of the Criminal Code (performance of work or provision of services that do not meet safety requirements). The department called the cause of the fire “improper storage of goods and violation of fire safety rules.”
Then24 with reference to emergency services called the causes of the fire are a malfunction of the electric heater and an emergency operation of the power grid.