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550 people evacuated in the aftermath of large fire in Shymkent: the restaurant burned to the ground

29 January, 16:19 356
550 people evacuated in the aftermath of large fire in Shymkent: the restaurant burned to the ground

Fire began in the building of restaurant and then covered the hardware store.

On January, approximately at 2 p.m. the fire began in the building of restaurant "Altyn ana" and in the hardware store in Shymkent, BNews.kz correspondent reported. 500 people were evacuated.

In order to prevent a tragedy, police officers evacuated residents of the three multi-storey houses, 90 flats in each, as well as evacuated visitors of 5 stores, cafes, two drugstores, pawnshops and other institutions, located nearby the burning buildings.

At the emergency site, police officers of the Yenbekshi District Department of Internal Affairs and firefighting services of Shymkent operated. Two cars parked at the place of fire were also evacuated.

In order to extinguish fire, 81 people of firefighting personnel and 11 items of special vehicles were involved. Fire was fully extinguished at 5:08 p.m.

Nobody has died or suffered. Investigators are studying out the causes of the fire.

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