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    One of Moscow's famous hotels, the Cosmos, has caught fire, a source in the emergency service told Sputnik Monday. No information about the casualties has been received so far.

    According to preliminary data, the fire occurred on the 15th floor of the building, while some 15 fire crews have been sent to the scene, the source specified, adding that around 230 hotels guests have been evacuated from the building.

    Meanwhile, eyewitnesses report a thick black smoke coming from four of the hotel's windows.

    The Moscow's region emergency services reported on their Twitter that the fire has been put out at 01:29 p.m. local time (09:29 p.m. GMT).

    No information about casualties or damages is available at the moment.


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