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Huge fire rips through Russian online retailer's warehouse in St. Petersburg

Published 01/13/2024, 08:56 AM
Updated 01/13/2024, 10:46 AM
© Reuters. A traffic police officer walks near the burning warehouse of Wildberries online retailer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, January 13, 2024. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

MOSCOW (Reuters) -A huge fire tore through a warehouse belonging to one of Russia's biggest online retailers in St. Petersburg on Saturday, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said, saying firefighters had succeeded in halting it spreading further.

The warehouse's owner, Wildberries, said in a statement that all its staff had been evacuated. Nobody was reported to have been hurt.

There was no immediate word on how the fire, which covered 70,000 square metres and was rated as a category five, the most serious, had started in the suburb of Russia's second city.

© Reuters. Smoke from fire rises above the burning warehouse of Wildberries online retailer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, January 13, 2024. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Nearly 300 firefighters and dozens of fire engines, as well as helicopters, were battling to put out the blaze, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Videos posted online showed thick black smoke rising into the sky and huge flames.

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