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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