12 Feb 2018 14:00

Cosmos Hotel catches fire in Moscow - ministry

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) - The Cosmos Hotel has caught fire, the Emergency Situations Ministry's Moscow branch told Interfax.

"A grade-two fire was reported at 1:33 p.m. An evacuation is in progress," a representative of the agency told Interfax.

The fire broke out on the 15th floor of the 26-floor hotel on Mira Prospect. Black smoke is billowing from the side of the building.

Additional fire engines are on their way, an informed source said.