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FIFA 2018 stadium in Russia catches fire
16:51, 3 August 2017
FIFA 2018 stadium in Russia catches fire

The incident occurred in Samara on Thursday; the firemen successfully took out the flames

16:51, 3 August 2017

Fire on Samara Arena, Russia, August 2018
interfax-russia.ru

Samara-Arena, one of the stadiums that are supposed to host the games of FIFA World Cup 2018, went on fire in Samara, Russia. Interfax-Povolzhye news agency reported that on Thursday.

The fire started at about 9 a.m local time. The flames took over 25 square metres; however, it took firemen only half an hour to extinguish the fire.

According to the local centre of Emergencies Ministry, wooden trays and plastic pipes caught fire, which led to larger fire on the stadium. Construction of the arena was temporarily suspended due to the incident; however, the flames did not inflict any serious damage to the building.

Samara-Arena is one the major stadiums of the forthcoming World Cup. It is to host six games of the championship, including one of the group stage matches of Russian national team.

FIFA World Cup 2018 will be running in Russia from June 14 till July 15, 2018.   

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