At least five people were injured in a hotel fire in a cosmonauts' town northeast of Moscow early on Saturday, a local police source said.
The fire at the Orbita hotel occurred at about 8:00 a.m. [05:00 GMT] in Star City, a famous location just 25 km (16 miles) northeast of Moscow where cosmonauts have lived and trained since the 1960s.
Three injured people have already been hospitalized, and over 30 people have been evacuated, the source said.
According to preliminary reports, the hotel accommodated Russian army officers and their families.
Firefighting brigades are working at the scene.
MOSCOW, December 26 (RIA Novosti)