A fire on a square of 1,600 square meters has broken out on the 4th floor of a 5-floor mall, located at 35 Lenina Street, the town of Kemerovo. Roofing, ceiling between fourth and third floors on a total square of 1,500 meters collapsed due to fire.
Fire and rescue divisions and other emergency services were immediately dispatched to the site.
A fire on 1,600 square meters of area has been taken under control on 07:12 PM. Open flames have been put out on 11:07 PM, 25 March 2017.
There are injured. More than 100 people were evacuated from the building, 20 people were rescued by using special firefighting equipment. The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft is on standby for medevac.
A meeting was held in the Russian Emergencies Ministry, during which it was decided to reinforce the group of forces and equipment, as well as to take additional measures to put the fire out and inform the population.
managing bodies and personnel of Kemerovo territorial subsystem of the Single State Disaster Management System and the Kemerovo Region Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry were set to operate under the state of emergency.
A Disaster Management Center and a task group of the Kemerovo Region Directorate are working in cooperation with local governments and other emergency services, Firefighting Operation Center was deployed.
The group of forces has been reinforced by the airmobile team of the Kemerovo Region Directorate and the Kemerovo Paramilitry Mines Rescue Unit. Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plane delivered the task group from the Siberian Regional Center and the airmobile team of the Siberian Regional Search and Rescue Center from the city of Krasnoyarsk.
Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Ilyushin Il-76 plnae is delivering task group and airmobile team of the Tsentrospas team from the Zhukovsky Airport. Airmobile teams of Novosibirsk and Tomsk Regions Directorates are being dispatched to the site.
UAVs are being used to assess structural soundness of the building. Labs were deployed to monitor concentration of contaminants in the air, no pollutants were detected.
The population is being informed, the telephone Hotline was established, psychologists are working on site.
More than 500 people and more than 100 units of equipment, including 398 people and 66 units of equipment with 3 aircraft among them, provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, are involved into search and rescue operations and firefighting operation.