Footage of the incident taken by eyewitnesses on Saturday afternoon show a large plume of gray smoke over the city center.
Massive fire erupts in central #Moscow in what is reportedly a pyrotechnics warehouse, causing multiple explosions
— RT (@RT_com) June 19, 2021
The building ablaze is across the river from Gorky Park, close to the Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics.
Reports and videos suggest the building is used as a warehouse to store pyrotechnics, while no official information on the blaze was immediately available.