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Sputnik City fire zone took over 400 sq. meters

18:11 | 21.10.2015 | Society

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Penza, 21 October 2015. PenzaNews. The fire in Sputnik City, a standalone suburb on the edge of Penza city, where insulation material in the expansion joint between a 16- and a 12-floor building got caught ablaze, spanned over 400 sq. meters, said Dmitry Tarkhov, deputy head of fire extinguishing service for the Penza region EMERCOM head department.

Sputnik City fire zone took over 400 sq. meters

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The fire brigade, including 7 mobile water cisterns and 2 ladder trucks, were dispatched immediately after registering the fire report with a high priority, he clarified.

“We evacuated the people living there. The fire was quickly extinguished,” Dmitry Tarkhov added.

According to him, the investigators are yet to establish the cause of the fire.

The deputy head of fire extinguishing service also pointed out that the fire brigade experienced certain inconveniences due to personal cars parked nearby.

“The place was packed with cars,” he said.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the EMERCOM services received a report on the fire in the roofing and construction materials in the front side on the 12th floor of a Sputnik City apartment building on Svetlaya street at 14.24.

The fire outbreak was contained at 15.05. The process involved 46 firemen and 13 fire vehicles.

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