Monday, July 18, 2005

Fire Breaks Out at TV Tower in Moscow

Fire Breaks Out at Landmark Ostankino Tower in Moscow
MOSCOW Jul 18, 2005 — Fire broke out at Moscow's landmark Ostankino tower Monday, the latest blaze to hit the massive television broadcasting tower. Russian agencies said the fire erupted around 3:50 p.m. on the third level of the 1,771-foot tower, located in northern Moscow. A duty officer with the federal Emergency Situations Ministry confirmed firefighters were on the scene, but had no more information.
In 2000, a short circuit sparked a devastating fire that gutted the tower, killing three people and knocking out almost all TV service to 15 million people in Moscow and the surrounding area for three days...


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