In the suburbs, a fire broke out in the Mega Khimki shopping center. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, one person died. According to Telegram channel 112, it was a security guard.
RIA Novosti, citing emergency services , writes that the version of arson is not confirmed, most likely, the fire occurred due to equipment malfunction and violations during work. According to various sources, the fire area is from 7,000 to 18,000 square meters. Also, during the fire, paints and varnishes detonated in the construction hypermarket OBI. A TASS correspondent reports that the store building is almost completely destroyed, only the supporting structures of the frame remain.
“The fire is serious, the fourth level of complexity. Extinguishing is complicated by the fact that there are a lot of combustible, paint and varnish materials in the store that detonate. Plus, the design features of the building, the roof collapsed. Now the situation is under the control of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the prosecutor's office and law enforcement agencies understand the causes of the fire. <...> Now the main task is the safety of residents, it is important to make sure that the fire does not spread to neighboring buildings, ” said Andrei Vorobyov, Governor of the Moscow Region.