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♫ This 35-Story Luxury Hotel in Grozny, Chechnya Is On Fiiiiire ♫

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By HVnews on April 3, 2013

You don’t need Alicia Keys to tell you how wild this fire is …

chechnya hotel fire
via @ZRMV

RT has more on the raging fire climbing the tallest building in the region:

Flames have enveloped all floors of the highest building in the North Caucasus, southern Russia. All people have managed to leave the building. The Grozny-city complex in the in Chechen Republic includes luxury apartments and a 5-star hotel.

According to witnesses’ pictures that immediately started to appear on Twitter, all stories of the building are covered with flames. At the same time there have been reports suggesting that the fire started on the top floor and the bottom floor was on fire as well.

It’s reported that 270 firefighters and 70 vehicles are trying to extinguish it.

Here’s video of the fire from a safe distance:

More pics culled from Twitter:

via @magello05

via @RT

via @AsyaBelova

via @MicahGrimes

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