17 dead in huge fire at Moscow warehouse

Sixteen people have been confirmed dead since a fire engulfed a printing office warehouse in the northeast of Moscow, the Emergency Ministry said. One of the victims sent to hospital has died there, the Moscow mayor said, according to Russia Today.

“As the fire was being extinguished, the staff found a room cut off by the fire,” the press service of the Emergencies Ministry for the Moscow region told TASS.

Moscow authorities and law enforcement officials will look into the cause of the blaze, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin promised in a post on Twitter.