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Fire at former LOMO plant in St Petersburg confined, no info about casualties

March 20, 2012, 16:20 UTC+3
The fire started at 11:58 a.m. Moscow time
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Photo ITAR-TASS

Photo ITAR-TASS

ST. PETERSBURG, March 20 (Itar-Tass) —— A fire, which broke out on the premises of the former LOMO plant in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, was confined at 1:30 p.m. Moscow time, a source in the city emergency situations department told Itar-Tass.

Forty people were evacuated; there is no information about possible casualties.

A furniture workshop and the roof caught fire on the area of 1,300 square meters in the three-story industrial and storage building. “Small spots of fire remain. Firemen are putting out the blaze,” the source said.

The fire started at 11:58 a.m. Moscow time. It was rated Class 3 at 12:40 p.m. Twenty teams of firemen were rushed to the place.

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