Three Trapped in Fire at Russia's Foreign Intelligence Building

Nov 8, 2017 — 17:55
— Update: Nov. 08 2017 — 15:19

Three Trapped in Fire at Russia's Foreign Intelligence Building

Nov 8, 2017 — 17:55
— Update: Nov. 08 2017 — 15:19
Natalia Garnelis / TASS

A fire has broken out in the basement of Russia's Foreign Intelligence (SVR) building in Moscow, trapping three, according to Russian media.

The building located on Moscow's Ring Road is closed to outsiders. Staff have been evacuated but a repair crew could be trapped in an underground tunnel, an unnamed source told the Interfax news agency.

Firefighters are reportedly opening up an iron door to gain access to the source of the fire, the report said.