From The Basement Of Ново-Огарёво: Explosion And Fire At Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) Near Moscow.....
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Afire broke out at a renowned aviation institute in the Moscow region in the latest Russian blaze that has been shared on social media. Footage shows smoke billowing into the air above trees by the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) in Zhukovsky which is located around 25 miles southeast of central Moscow. The Moscow regional branch of the Russian emergencies ministry said that the fire broke out at a transformer station on the site at around 9 a.m. local time Saturday according to RIA Novosti and was put out within an hour. The local Aviagrad Zhukovsky news outlet posted footage of the fire which covered around 300 square feet. It was reported that there were no casualties and the fire did not spread to other buildings. The substation is located separately from the main site. Other VKontakte users posted images of the blaze. "Serious fire at the substation in TsAGI. The transformer is burning," wrote one user next to an image taken from the neighboring Ramensky District several miles away. The TsAGI, which Newsweek has contacted for comment, was founded in 1918 by Nikolay Zhukovsky who the city is named after and who is considered to be the father of Russian aviation. The institute has been a state research center since 1994 and its website describes it as the largest scientific research center in the world." Source
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