MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. A fire has occurred inside the ventilation system of the private collections building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, emergency services have told TASS, adding that thick black smoke is rising from the roof.
"It has been confirmed that a fire occurred inside the ventilation system of the private collections branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts at Volkhonka Street, 10. Thick smoke has filled the building and is rising from the roof. There have been no immediate reports of casualties," the source said.
The two-storey building is next to the museum’s main building. Ten fire-fighting teams are dealing with the flame.