A fire broke out in the 70 thousand square meter warehouse of Wildberries, Russia's largest e-commerce platform, in St. Petersburg.

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The flames grew rapidly due to the fire and the sky was covered with black smoke.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that about 300 personnel and 60 fire extinguishing vehicles were dispatched to the region.

Fire brigades made long efforts to extinguish the flames. The fire could only be brought under control after hours. An area of 50 thousand square meters turned to ashes.

Fire in the warehouse of Russia's largest e-commerce platform: $126 million in damages - 1
According to the first determinations, the fire was caused by a fault in the power lines. The company announced that all personnel were evacuated during the fire and no one was injured.

It was announced that the material damage caused was approximately 126 million dollars.