Four dead in a fire in Moscow, apparently started by a delirious alcoholic

21.2.2023, 21:55

– Updated 21. 2. 2023, 22: 12

At least four people, including two children, were killed in a fire in a seventeen-story building in the center of Moscow. According to witnesses, the fire was started by a man under the influence of alcohol. Firefighters evacuated 200 people, there is a hotel and apartments in the building.

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“ According to eyewitnesses, one of the residents set fire to things in the corridor of the former dormitory building and a fire broke out. The circumstances are now being investigated,” said an unnamed source of the TASS agency.

The alleged arsonist is one of the residents of the house is a notorious alcoholic who “drinks constantly day and night”, so it is possible that he started the fire in delirium.

The fire engulfed an area of ​​about 100 square meters.

In the building of the former hostel, there are hotel rooms from the 1st to the 4th floor, and apartments on the other floors.

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