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Fire in Nizhny Novgorod region settlement extinguished, 11 people left without shelter

July 14, 2012, 14:56 UTC+3

The fire destroyed eight buildings

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 14 (Itar-Tass) —— A fire in the settlement of Mamontovo in Nizhny Novgorod region has been extinguished, a spokesman for the regional emergencies administration told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

The fire destroyed eight buildings (five dwelling houses, one cottage and two non-residential houses) leaving 11 people without shelter. They have been accommodated at a temporary accommodation centre.

The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Moscow time on Saturday and initially consumed six houses. Later, a strong wind gust spread it to neighboring buildings.

The fire fighting operation involved 57 men and 20 units of hardware.


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