500 people evacuated after fire broke out in shopping mall in Russia

Moscow: Russian local emergency services today evacuated about 500 people after a fire broke out at the shopping mall of Greenwich in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.

“The automatic fire alarm system quickly identified the fire and the evacuation was conducted,” the news agency Sputnik quoted the department as saying in a statement.

Sputnik added that the fire, which broke out in one of the ventilation shafts in the third floor of the building, was extinguished in 14 minutes.

There were no further details of casualties or material damage. –ONA