Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fire breaks out during a concert at the Youth Palace in Yekaterinburg

On Monday, March 5, a fire broke out during a concert at the Youth Palace in Yekaterinburg.

There are currently no reports of any casualties due to the fire, English.CRI.cn reports.

Local authorities said that the fire alarm was registered at 5:29 p.m. Moscow time, and close to 560 people were evacuated from the building.

Eighty firefighters were needed to extinguish the fire, which was put out later in the day, according to English.CRI.cn.

Currently, the cause of the fire is still unknown, and an investigation is underway to determine what ignited the blaze.

The fire echoes a deadly blaze from Dec. 5, 2009, when more than 100 people were killed at a fire that broke out in a Russian nightclub in Perm. The cause of the blaze was a pyrotechnics show gone wrong, according to WSJ.com.

The fire broke out at the Lame Horse nightclub in the center of Perm, one of Russia's largest industrial cities. More than 130 people were hospitalized in critical condition at the time.