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Fire in central Moscow has claimed the lives of two firefighters.
At the wooden structure burned Restoration Center works of art - icons and pictures.
Today in the center of Moscow began to burn the building of the old buildings belonging to the All-Russian Scientific and Restoration Centre Academician Grabar. Burning the attic and a wooden attic storey building. Due to the wind the fire quickly spread to the second and third floors. Fire brigades managed to save from the fire a two-storey annexe building and the two lower floors, but on the third floor of the restoration center in the fire burned everything is stored there icons and pictures.
While fighting a fire because of roof collapse killed two firefighters.
They were unable to escape from a burning building. Fire was awarded the third category of complexity, its area is 1,5 thousand square meters. m. extinguished the fire not only from ground-based devices, but also three helicopters MOE. To the burning structure were filed some of the water barrels, and three firefighters helicopters regularly dumped water on him. Firefighters had to carry quenching with great caution, as there existed the threat of collapsing floors of the building. Streets, adjacent to the building were blocked off traffic police officers.
In addition, firefighters, rescue workers and police during the fire fighting had to endure the surviving paintings and other art treasures from the Center Grabar, and store them in a nearby building. In a burning building throughout the fire were the restorers, who worked in the art center. Remove something from the failure of the valuable items they failed. The fire so quickly seized all the building that they had only to quickly leave. In the workshops Grabar were paintings and icons, representing the great artistic value. They were brought in from all over Russia.