Russian skaters in narrow escape from fire
The phone video taken by Plushchenko’s agent shows the figure skaters making their escape.
While the two were warming up they heard the sirens go off, and then noticed the roof was on fire.
They didn’t even have time to take off their skates.
An investigation by authorities suggests the fire was caused by a lit cigarette.
The incident had a positive side to it, however. Plushchenko and Yagudin, who are arch-rivals, were able to make peace as they helped each other out of the burning building.