FFww News — Two Moscow firefighters died Saturday after going back in to a burning warehouse blaze to search for more victims — after saving two, Russian media reported.
Two firefighters assigned to firehouse N16 died, an officer born in 1974 and a master firefighter born in 1982, Interfax reported. The men were identified as 39-year-old Anatoly Volkov and 31-year-old Sergey Grushin, RU-Facts.com reported.
Russian radio reported that an explosion occurred after the pair re-entered the building to search for potential additional victims after initially pulling two warehouse workers to safety.
Nearly 100 firefighters staffing 25 fire units battled the blaze.
“They saved from the fire of two warehouse workers, then returned to conduct reconnaissance, and at that moment there was a flash of flame, and then lost touch with them,” Interfax quoted the Russian Emergencies Ministry information department saying.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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