Russia in flames: 1km-wide fireball erupts as thick black smoke billows out of warehouse | World | News

On the same day another fire destroyed a warehouse in Nizhnekamsk, in the republic of Tartarstan.

The warehouse belonged to the local petrochemical company called Nizhnekamskneftekhim.

The fire broke out before dawn and spread rapidly throughout the 18,000 square metres commercial property.

Last week on Monday, a fire on almost the same scale as that in the country’s capital broke out at the Stroy Park shopping centre in Balashikha in the Moscow region.

The fire engulfed 11,000 square metres, according to local media reports.

The cause of the blaze is believed to have been an electrical short circuit.

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