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Moscow's Ostankino TV tower fire put out -1

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A fire at Moscow's Ostankino TV tower, the country's tallest structure, has been extinguished, a spokesman for the capital's emergencies service said Friday.
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MOSCOW, May 25 (RIA Novosti) - A fire at Moscow's Ostankino TV tower, the country's tallest structure, has been extinguished, a spokesman for the capital's emergencies service said Friday.

"The fire was put out at 12:52 [8:52 a.m. GMT]," he said adding that no one was hurt in the incident.

The spokesman said the fire at a height of 342 meters (1,122 feet) was caused by negligence during welding, which set burning heat insulation intended for repair works and covered the area of about two square meters.

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