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State Emergency Service: Fire in downtown Kyiv localized
20:54, 20 June 2017
State Emergency Service: Fire in downtown Kyiv localized

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, the approximate fire area is about 1000 square meters, rescuers say

20:54, 20 June 2017

Fire on Khreshchatyk street, June 20,2017, 1
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The fire on Khreshchatyk Street in the heart of the Ukrainian capital has been localized. The State Emergency Service reported that on Tuesday evening, as firefighters managed to stop the fire from spreading onto the adjacent buildings, one of them being Pechersk district court in Kyiv.

The approximate fire area is about 1000 square meters; the actual number is being specified, rescuers say.

Fire on Khreshchatyk street, June 20, 2017, 2
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22 vehicles and a hundred firemen are extinguishing the fire that broke off on Khreshchatyk Street; the road traffic in the adjacent streets is limited, and the streets lying are next to the ignition place are shut off.

Here's a video of the fire filmed by a drone. 

The fire started on Tuesday afternoon, at about 5 p.m.; the firemen spent almost three hours to stop it from spreading further. The fire took over the historical building erected in 1873.

Related: Fire on Kyiv’s Khreschatyk

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