It was Ukraine that was attacked but it is Russia that burns to the ground: a powerful fire broke out in St. Petersburg's warehouse. Epic photos
On the morning of January 13, a massive fire broke out in St. Petersburg, Russia. The fire spread over 50 thousand square meters and a huge column of black smoke was visible for several kilometers.
According to preliminary data, the warehouses of the Russian marketplace Wildberries are on fire. This was reported by the Russian media.
According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the fire broke out in the Pushkinsky district of St. Petersburg on an area of 1,000 square meters. After a while, it became known that the fire area had increased 50 times.
Later, Wildberries confirmed that its warehouse had caught fire. They also reported that they were forced to evacuate their employees. So far, Russian emergency services and the media have not reported any deaths or injuries.
The area of the warehouse where the fire started is about 100 thousand square meters. Panic broke out during the evacuation of the company's employees.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry said that as of 9:00 a.m., it was forced to bring in additional forces to extinguish the fire. The agency said that 270 people and 57 pieces of equipment were working at the scene.
An hour later, the Russian Federation said that the 100,000-square-meter warehouse had almost completely burned down. It is also known that emergency services continue to work unsuccessfully at the scene of the fire.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry confirmed that the number of people involved in the firefighting has been increased to 400. Several dozen more units of special equipment have been sent to the scene.
In addition, Rospotrebnadzor employees arrived at the scene to take air samples. They are going to conduct a study to determine the amount of pollutants in the air over St. Petersburg.
Residents of St. Petersburg have already begun to complain online about the acrid smog that has enveloped most parts of the city. In turn, the Ministry of Emergency Situations advised Russians not to open windows or go outside.