Columns of black smoke screen Moscow sky causing Twitter storm (PHOTOS)
The smoke was seen by ignited interest in the downtown area of
the Russian capital. Social networkers uploaded photos on Twitter
and Instagram accounts speculating on what caused the
“Moscow’s burning!” tweeted some alarmed users.
Others replied: “No, it’s just the Pope was not elected.”
The fire originated in an unattended warehouse located between ‘Tulskaya’ and ‘Leninskiy prospect’ metro stations. Tires and garbage were reported to have been burning, as the fire spread to 50 square meters.
Drivers were forced to close their windows trying to escape the
toxic fumes, according to NТV.Ru.
The fire was reportedly extinguished without casualties.
However, the cause of the incident is yet unknown.