Fire near Moscow: At least one dead, emergency services suspect a “criminal” act

Russian emergency services suspect that a “criminal” act is at the root of the huge fire, which killed one person. The fire started on the night from Thursday to Friday in a shopping center on the outskirts of Moscow, Russian news agencies reported.

Russian firefighters fought all night against a “7,000 m2” fire that broke out from Thursday to Friday in a shopping center in the Moscow suburbs. The Russian Commission of Inquiry said a guard lost his life in the fire.

“Firefighters are fighting a fire covering an area of ​​7,000 m2 in the Moscow region,” the Russian emergency minister said on Telegram.

The criminal trail is considered “one of the main explanations”.

This fire is raging in the Mega Khimki shopping center, in the Khimki suburb north of the Russian capital. A “criminal” act would be the basis, Russian news agencies reported shortly afterwards, citing sources within the emergency services. “Intentional acts, such as arson, are being considered,” Interfax reported, citing an unidentified source.

The Sputnik Bureau also specified that criminal act was “one of the main explanations” considered for this fire.

Videos posted to social media showed a massive blaze as people fled a burning building into a parking lot.

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