Fire breaks out at 26-story building in Kazakhstan

(MENAFN) A significant fire broke out at a prominent 26-story building situated on Turan Avenue 37/9 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, as reported by local media on Saturday. As reported by a Kazakhstan-based news agency, the Kazakh Emergency Situations Ministry's press service indicated that firefighters in Astana are currently engaged in efforts to extinguish the blaze.

Dinara Nurgalieva, an official from the ministry, provided updates, stating that the fire response involves 17 units of firefighters equipped with specialized gear, alongside approximately 80 rescuers who have been mobilized for the operation. The affected building reportedly serves dual purposes, housing both administrative offices and residential units.

Despite the intensity of the fire, Nurgalieva conveyed that no casualties have been reported thus far, highlighting that the incident has been localized. The fire has spread across an estimated area of 180 square meters within the building. As a precautionary measure, eight individuals have been successfully evacuated from the premises.

Efforts to contain and fully extinguish the fire are ongoing, with emergency responders working diligently to mitigate further damage and ensure the safety of all occupants and nearby residents. Authorities continue to monitor the situation closely as they strive to bring the situation under control.



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