MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say rescue workers have saved 20 people from the rooftop of a burning building in Moscow.
The Emergency Situations Ministry says firefighters used ladders Monday to save the people trapped on the roof of the eight-storey building, which sits about one kilometer (about half-a-mile) from the Kremlin.
The building is undergoing reconstruction and is to house a hotel. The cause of the blaze wasn't immediately clear.
The fire sent plumes of smoke high into the air. The city fire department has scrambled more than a dozen of fire engines to extinguish the blaze.
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