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    Hotel Ablaze in North Moscow: One Injured - Emergency Services (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    Hotel guests and personnel have begun to evacuate, emergency services reported. The cause of the fire is not immediately known.

    "The fire's epicenter is located on the second floor of a five-story building; evacuations are being carried out," the source said.

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    Thirty-five people were evacuated from the Ostankino Hotel, which caught fire on Tuesday in the north-east of Moscow; only one of the evacuees was injured, a source in the emergency services said.

    According to preliminary data, one person was injured. Another 12 people were rescued; four of them had to climb down ladders to leave the burning building.

    The fire was rated two on a scale of 1-5; a firefighting headquarters has been established on site, and 24 teams of firefighters are taking part in putting out the blaze.


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