Fire broke out in Kyiv's downtown contained

01:18, 21 June 2017
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A fire that broke out in the building of former Central Gastronome on Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv on Tuesday has been contained, according to the State Emergency Service.

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According to the report, firefighters have managed to stop the fire from spreading to the adjacent buildings, including Kyiv's Pechersk District Court.

"The approximate fire area is about 1,000 square meters, the actual number is being specified," the rescuers say.

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As reported earlier, the fire broke out at about 17:00 on Tuesday. Twenty-two vehicles and a hundred firefighters were extinguishing the fire for almost three hours to stop it from spreading.

The road traffic in the adjacent streets was limited, and the streets lying next to the ignition place were shut off.

The fire ran through the historic building of former Central Gastronome built in 1873.

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