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Fire Breaks Out At Moscow's Landmark TV Tower


http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/F147B3D0-E55D-4619-8C32-4B6929F821D7_mw800_mh600.jpg 18 July 2005 -- A fire broke out today out at Moscow's landmark Ostankino broadcasting tower.

Russian agencies said the blaze erupted just before 4 p.m. local time on the third level of the 540-meter tower. Its extent is unclear.

In 2000, a short circuit sparked a devastating fire that gutted the Ostankino tower, killed three people, and knocked out almost all televison service to people in Moscow for several days.

(AP/ITAR-TASS)
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