The fire at the OBI hypermarket in the "Mega Khimki" shopping center in the Moscow region has been extinguished.

According to the information of APA's Moscow correspondent, this was reported by the General Department of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia for the Moscow Region.

It should be noted that the fire covered an area of ​​17,000 square meters.

The security guard of the shopping center died as a result of the fire.

It is likely that the fire started due to a short circuit in the electrical wiring in the OBI store, and then spread over a wide area as a result of the explosion.

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09:46

One person died during a fire at the OBI hypermarket in the "Mega Khimki" shopping center in Moscow.

APA reports with reference to TASS that the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia released information.

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09:17

There was an explosion at the OBI hypermarket in the "Mega Khimki" shopping center in Moscow.

APA reports with reference to TASS that a strong fire broke out after the explosion and the structure of the building collapsed.

The fire covers an area of ​​5 thousand square meters.

It is likely that the fire started due to a short circuit in the electrical wiring in the OBI store, and then spread over a wide area as a result of the explosion.

Fire brigades were called to the scene.