MOSCOW, December 18 (RIA Novosti) - A large fire that broke out in an old residential building in the center of Moscow early on Friday has been successfully put out, a spokesman for a local emergencies service said.
"The fire in the house at Potapovsky Lane was extinguished at 04:06 a.m. Moscow time [01:06 GMT]. The fire covered an area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet)," the spokesman said.
He said 124 people, including 14 children, were evacuated from the building during a rescue operation.
No people were reported injured in the blaze.