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Ostankino TV Tower


A fire seems to have broken out in the Moscow Ostankino TV Tower. The tower was involved in a previous fire in 2000 that killed three people so we hope that no one is hurt in today's fire.

Ostankino was also set ablaze in 2005, and fire safety is apparently becoming an increasing problem for the 40-year old building. This time though, the fire is not considered very serious, and it is limited to a segment at a 30-40 meter height of the tower (read more on this story).

This fire comes only a few days after much of the famous Cutty Sark ship was destroyed by a fire in London.

View a video of the Ostankino Tower on Google Maps