Eight firefighters killed in Moscow warehouse fire

Blog Post created by susanmckelvey Employee on Sep 23, 2016

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A large warehouse fire in Golyanovo, Moscow, yesterday resulted in the death of eight firefighters, who are believed to have been conducting a search inside the building when its roof collapsed. Russian rescuers had previously saved more than 100 workers at the warehouse where plastic materials and gas canisters were stored.


According to news reports, the fire may have been caused by safety regulation violations. More specifically, there are suspicions that radiators had been left on, overwhelming the building's electricity circuit.


The fire represents the most recent deadly fire to occur in Moscow. In January, 12 people (including three children) died in a textile factory east of the city.


NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, addresses safe storage of hazardous materials, while general storage requirements for materials such as plastics, are covered in NFPA 1, Fire Code.