Moscow: A major fire broke out today in
Moscow at a building belonging to Russian missile manufacturer Almaz, the maker of air defence weapons including the S-300
missile system, officials said.
The fire at the company`s design bureau had spread over
an area measuring 800 square metres and dozens of firefighters
had been sent to the scene, a spokesman for the Emergency
Ministry, Yevgeny Bobylev said.
State television pictures showed a huge cloud of grey
smoke rising into the sky from the area affected in the north
of Moscow. Its cause was not immediately clear.