MOSCOW, April 12 – RIA Novosti. All firefighters were taken out of the burning building of the Nevskaya Manufactura factory in St. Petersburg due to the threat of collapse, an emergency services representative told RIA Novosti.
“All personnel have been withdrawn from the building,” the source said.
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According to him, at a distance of 150-200 meters, special equipment is being installed to take water from the Neva.
The press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told RIA Novosti that four floors of the factory were on fire, the interior ceilings and the roof collapsed. The area of the fire increased to 4 thousand square meters, while extinguishing the fire, two firefighters were injured, and one more was killed.