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    About 300 People Evacuated From Commercial Building in Seoul Due to Fire (Photos)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Approximately 300 people were evacuated on Friday from a commercial building located in the western part of the South Korean capital city of Seoul due to a blaze, Yonhap news agency reported, citing authorities.

    The fire in the 11-story building started at about 6 p.m. local time (09:00 GMT), according to the Yonhap news agency.

    The blaze was put out in 20 minutes, with no victims reported.

    ​The reasons behind the fire are reportedly being investigated.

    ​The authorities believe that the blaze had started in an outdoor air conditioning unit.

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