In Barnaul localized the fire in the historic building of the office of merchant Morozov

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotobanka working at the scene. Archival photoIn Barnaul localized the fire in the historic building of the office of merchant Morozov© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The fire in the historic building of the office of merchant Morozov in Barnaul localized, but not eliminated, rescuers continue to work on the emergency, told RIA Novosti the representative of EMERCOM in the Altai territory.

According to him, at 12.50 local time (8.50 MSK) received a message about the fire administrative building in the Central district of Barnaul.

«At 14.30 the fire was contained, but not eliminated, the fire area is about 280 square meters, no casualties. According to the preliminary reason the fire has occurred from-for infringements of the rules of operation of electrical equipment», — said the source.

The representative of the Ministry also noted that the fire are almost 80 rescuers, the bitter cold complicates the work of rescuers. Currently in Barnaul, the temperature dropped to minus 30 degrees.

The building is part of a complex of buildings of the merchant Andrey G. Morozov. In the early XX century, this wooden house was located in Morozovskiy office. To date, the building housed several shops, including auto parts, sanitary ware, furniture.

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