Thick smoke above St. Petersburg sky after warehouse blaze

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A fire in the Parnas area on the eastern outskirts of St. Petersburg has caused thick, black smoke to overwhelm the city's skyline on Saturday. The fire started in the afternoon at 16.22 local time (13.22 GMT), according to the emergency services, and was designated the highest danger level.

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