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BREAKING: Russian Southern city Rostov-on-Don declares state of emergency

The area of the fire in Rostov-on-Don reached 10,000 square meters.

ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) – A state of emergency has been declared in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don because of a major fire, the press service of the city administration said Monday.

A total of 25 houses have been engulfed in flames with six neighborhoods being cut off from gas and electricity, while 560 locals have been evacuated.

As many as 437 firefighters, 212 vehicles and 6 aircraft are on site dealing with the emergency.

The area of the fire reached 10,000 square meters (107,000 square feet).

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There is no discussion on this story. It’s a story that’s been simmering for several years. The roughest most dilapidated area of Rostov and the ‘dark glasses” brigade have been openly threatening people ‘sell or be burn’t out’. Some have been offered less than 100,000pyr for their homes. Governement needs to step in.

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