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Fireman dies when fighting blaze in northeastern Moscow

June 16, 2012, 9:02 UTC+3
The second fireman is hospitalized in Moscow's Sklifosovsky clinic. He is in grave condition
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MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow city department has confirmed that one of the firemen injured when fighting the blaze in a building in northeastern Moscow had died.

Commander of a unit of firefighters Artyom Oblomov died when fighting the large fire in northeastern Moscow, a departmental press service source told Itar-Tass.

Oblomov was 27 years old. He was born on April 20, 1985. He left a wife and a daughter who was born a few months ago.

The roof collapsed in the burning three-story building, at First Rizhsky Side Street, when there were firemen at the site. Two firemen were seriously injured. Oblomov had grave injuries and died in an ambulance. The second fireman is hospitalized in Moscow's Sklifosovsky clinic. He is in grave condition.

The fire is extinguished.

As was reported earlier, it is the building of the Mir publishing house. The fire broke out on the second floor of the old building. The information about the blaze was received by the firefighting service at 22:36 Moscow time on Friday. A total of 1,500 sq m were ablaze. Firefighting helicopters were sent to the site.

The cause of the fire has yet to be established.

 

 

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