MOSCOW, February 19 – RIA Novosti. In the Bolshoi Theater, a fire extinguishing system suddenly worked, there was no reason for this, Katerina Novikova, press attaché of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater, told RIA Novosti.
The press service of the capital's headquarters of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that there were no signs of fire in the Bolshoi Theater after receiving a request for smoke pollution. Fire and rescue units are conducting reconnaissance in the theater building. “The fire extinguishing and alarm system at the Bolshoi Theater suddenly worked. There are no reasons for this, and the firemen are now trying to find out why this happened,” the press attaché said.
The Ministry of Emergencies clarified that about 800 people were evacuated from the theater, and the stage smoke was the cause of the fire extinguishing system.