A large-scale fire that broke out at the Mikoyan meat processing plant in northern Moscow spread over 2000 meters. Fortunately, it was put out and no one was injured.
Black and dense smoke was distributing long away the factory attracting attention of drivers who stopped to take pictures of the view and formed a traffic jam.
A traffic jam next to the factory entrance.
Firemen couldn’t cope with the disaster.
Some fire hoses had holes in them.
24 firefighting crews and four helicopters are working on the site.
Firemen stopped concentrating on fire extinguishing and tried to prevent it from distribution.
Upper part of the building is consumed by fire. Firemen are climbing the roof.
The roof of the building is collapsed in the blaze.
This helicopter is pouring water right to the fire epicenter. The desirable effect wasn’t produced though.
They had it all: a staircase and necessary equipment.Water was the only exception due to low pressure in tubes. Besides, it was impossible to extinguish fire at this very stage.
Fire consumes adjacent workshops.
A huge number of fences covered with barbed wire were hidden inside the yard which also prevented rescuers from their work.
Fire goes higher in spite of the efforts of the helicopter.
This picture was taken from the roof of an adjacent building.
Another useless attempt of the helicopter.
The observation point was the closest object to the fire.
The heat. It is said that owners of the building violated fire safety regulations.
Rescuers believe that it’s not possible to save the buildings from fire. Preventing the fire from distribution is the only thing that can be done here.
The Mikoyan meat-processing plant. According to a Russian radio station, people who stayed nearby complained not about smoke but smell of burning meat.
Earlier reports said it was the meat factory that was burning. According to a later version, the warehouse used to store copper coils and located near the Mikoyan meat factory was set on fire. Soon fire distributed to the factory itself.
More and more ‘tourists’ are coming to look at the sight.
Police is freeing the place to give way to special transport.
That was the biggest fire in Moscow observed this year. The factory is totally destroyed.
Workers were evacuated from the burning building.
‘Tours’, burning tours.
Arriving helicopters. An investigation of the case is underway.
Fire broke out in the building.
Smell of smoky sausages in the air.