Moscow’s Mega Khimki Retail Mall Caught Fire

Moscow’s Mega Khimki Retail Mall Caught Fire: One of the major shopping malls in a Moscow suburb was destroyed by a large fire that Russian firefighters could put out, but not before the building collapsed and one person died.

According to the authorities, the Mega Khimki shopping and entertainment complex was the scene of a fire that started early on Friday and consumed about 7,000 square meters (75,000 square feet). Sergey Poletykin, the head of Russia’s emergency ministry, claimed that the fire was extinguished around 10:45 a.m. and that the incident had resulted in at least one death.

According to emergency services, twenty fire vehicles and more than 70 firefighters have been dispatched to the scene. They claimed that the structure’s architectural design contributed to construction delays. The building is about 4 miles (7 kilometers) from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

The fire spread quickly to a wide area due to the roof collapsing, according to a Telegram post from the emergency services for the Moscow region. According to reports, the Investigative Committee of Russia, which looks into serious crimes, looked into the cause of the fire.

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It appears that safety requirements were broken during building repairs, according to the head of the emergency services organization for the Moscow region. An employee claims that the fire may have been started by a short circuit and then spread by an explosion.

According to earlier reports from Russian news outlets, emergency services reportedly investigated “arson” as a potential cause. Social media videos showed a massive fire and people escaping the burning building and heading for the parking lot.

Many Western retail chains, including one of the first IKEA stores in the Moscow region, had their headquarters in Mega Khimki before the corporations left Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war.

A spate of fatal fires at entertainment venues has recently occurred in Russia. Last month, a pub fire in Kostroma claimed the lives of thirteen people. Authorities stated that an intoxicated guy had used a flare gun inside, but the high death toll was due to lax fire safety regulations.

Sixty individuals lost their lives in a fire at a Kemerovo, Siberia, shopping mall in 2018. In 2009, 156 people perished in a second bar fire in Perm, a city in the Urals.

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