The biggest fires in shopping malls in the last decade

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The biggest fires in shopping malls in the last decade
The biggest fires in shopping malls in the last decade
7 November, 00:43SocietyPhoto: 70.mchs.gov.ru
On Saturday night, a large fire broke out in the cafe "Polygon" in Kostroma. 15 people died. The cause of the fire could be the use of pyrotechnics during the conflict in the institution. "Novye Izvestia" has prepared material on other major fires in shopping centers over the past decade.

Several large fires occurred in 2021 in shopping centers at once. On December 21, the building of the Lenta shopping center caught fire in Tomsk. The fire covered an area of five thousand square meters. The building's roof collapsed. About 200 people were evacuated from the building.

In June of the same year, a fire broke out in the Triumph shopping center in Penza. Then the attic and the roof of the building caught fire. No one was injured as a result of the fire.

In February, there were two major fires in the Tkatsky-1 shopping center in Gorno-Altaisk and the Mzymta shopping center in Sochi. Luckily, no one was hurt then. It was noted that the alarm went off in the shopping center of Gorno-Altaisk in time, people were evacuated from the building.

A large fire occurred in a shopping center in Makhachkala in February 2020. Then the fire started in a neighboring building, after which the fire spread to the roof of the shopping center "Passage". The fire covered an area of 2.5 thousand square meters. None of the people were hurt.

In September 2019, there was a major fire in the Maxim shopping center in Vladivostok. It was only possible to put it out the next day. The fire covered an area of 1.5 thousand square meters. In the shopping center, the premises located from the second to the sixth floor were completely burned out. In the same month, the shopping and entertainment center "Grand Park" caught fire in Grozny. The fire was on the third floor of the building. There are no victims.

In April of the same year, the roof of the Aquamarine shopping center in Nakhodka caught fire. In February, there was a fire in the Planet Lux shopping mall in Kizlyar, Dagestan. The fire then spread to the neighboring Soyuz shopping center and nearby shops.

In 2018, a fire broke out in the Menshikov Hall shopping center in the city of Lomonosov in St. Petersburg. The fire covered an area of 800 square meters. Most people managed to leave the building before rescuers arrived. No harm done.

In the same year, a fire broke out in the Perseus for Children shopping center in the east of Moscow. The fire was on the sixth floor of the building. There were warehouses of a weaving factory. 600 people were evacuated from the building. One employee of the shopping center died as a result of the fire. Six rescuers were injured.

The largest fire occurred on March 25 in Kemerovo. The four-story shopping and entertainment center "Zimnyaya vishnya" caught fire. The fire was on the top floor, where the cinema and children's attractions were located. The fire claimed the lives of 60 people, including children. After the tragedy in Kemerovo, firefighters inspected all shopping centers across the country for compliance with fire safety rules.

In December 2017, there was a fire in the Aist shopping center in the Ramensky district of the Moscow region. Then three people died. The source of the fire was on the third floor of the mall.

In the same month, the facade and roof of a one-story building of the Mega Mir shopping center caught fire in Orenburg. During the fire, the roof of the building collapsed. Visitors and employees of the shopping center managed to evacuate. None of the people were hurt.

In October , the building of the Perspektiva shopping center in Chekhov caught fire. The area of fire was three thousand square meters. The roof of the building collapsed. There were no casualties or deaths. The second major fire this month occurred in Strogino. The building of the shopping center "Sindika" caught fire. It was only possible to put it out the next day. Part of the building collapsed. Three people were hurt.

In August, the building of the Atom shopping center on Taganskaya Square in Moscow caught fire. 120 people were evacuated from the building. None of the people were hurt. And in July there was a fire in the Moscow shopping center "RIO". The fire alarm went off at the mall. People were evacuated from the building. At the same time, 18 people, including one child, were injured during the fire. One of the rescuers also received heat stroke.

Another major fire occurred in 2015 at the Admiral shopping center in Kazan. The fire quickly spread throughout the building, covering an area of four thousand square meters. As a result of the fire, 19 people died, about 70 were injured.

In 2014, the warehouses of the largest shopping complex in the city "Armada" caught fire in Orenburg. Then two people died, one of whom was in an ambulance. Another five people were injured.

In the same year, there was a fire in the Atrium shopping center in the city of Sarov, Nizhny Novgorod Region, and a large fire in the Ruslan shopping center in the city of Rezh, Sverdlovsk Region.

In 2013, the Oktyabr shopping center caught fire in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Region. The fire engulfed the second and third floors of the building. None of the people were hurt. In January of the same year, a fire broke out in the shopping center of the village of Severskaya in the Krasnodar Territory. No casualties were reported.

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