Emergency Ministry’s fire and rescue divisions have extinguished the fire in Sindika shopping center in Moscow Region. More than 350 firefighters and rescuers battled the fire under most complex conditions for two days. The Russian Emergency Ministry provided 3 Kamov Ka-32 water-bombing helicopters, specialized fire and rescue equipment, UVAs and robots.
Because of high temperature, the building lost its structural soundness and it was dangerous to stay inside.
Firefighters had to use sky lifts and aerials to put out open blaze, to douse the fire and water the debris. Unique remote-control mobile firefighting units were deployed to extinguish separate sources of fire inside the building.
They allowed watering the debris without jeopardizing firefighters’ lives.
Shkval pumping station provided water for firefighters and robots.
Task forces of Emergency Ministry’s investigators keep on working. Fire test laboratories and specialists of the decision-making center of the Emergency Ministry Fire Defense Research Institute are involved in running necessary examinations and procedures.