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Buryatian pres adm, parl working as normal after fire in office

December 19, 2011, 9:50 UTC+3
The fire was caused by a short circuit
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ULAN-UDE, December 19 (Itar-Tass) —— The Buryatian presidential administration and the republic's parliament are working as normal after a fire was extinguished in their building on Monday morning.

The people have returned to their office rooms, a presidential administration official told Itar-Tass.

The information about a blaze on the roof of Buryatia's main office building was received by the rescue service at 04:45 Moscow time this Monday. The first EMERCOM crew arrived at the site in five minutes. One hundred and five people were evacuated from the building, a source at the Russian Emergencies Ministry's main department in Buryatia said.

According to the preliminary information, the fire was caused by a short circuit. The blaze did not spread. It was extinguished at 05:11 Moscow time. Six square metres of the roof are damaged. Nobody was hurt.

More than 70 firemen fought the fire. They used 23 vehicles, including 16 fire engines

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