Fire ravages Moscow region’s second shopping center in four days

BALASHIKHA (RUSSIA): A shopping center in the Moscow The area was damaged by a major fire on Monday, emergency services said, the second such blaze in less than a week.
Photos published on Telegram by the Russian Emergencies Ministry showed that a fire at a building materials hypermarket in Balashikha, a satellite town of 500,000 people on the outskirts of the Russian capital, caused part of the roof to collapse, with smoke billowing into the air.
The ministry said the fire grew to 9,000 square meters (100,000 square feet) before it was brought under control. The Investigation Committeewhich is responsible for serious crimes, said it had opened an investigation.
On Friday, a fire in a large shopping center in the Moscow suburb of Khimki killed one person and consumed an area of ​​7,000 m².

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