In the Kalininsky district on the evening of December 30, a large fire broke out in the Bereg business center.

As report in the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in St. Petersburg, a message about a fire at the address: Nepokorennykh Avenue, 17, building 4 was received at 16:41. An hour later, the rank of the fire was raised from No. 1 to No. 1 BIS – six pieces of equipment and 30 personnel participated in the extinguishing.

The burning took place on an area of ​​150 square meters. It was possible to localize the fire four hours later – at 20:45. There is no information about the victims from the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The business center is located next to Courage Square. The neighborhood was shrouded in smoke – “Fontanka” showed photos. Rospotrebnadzor specialists arrived at the scene to examine the atmospheric air for the content of substances characteristic of man-made fires. Examination showedthat on the territory of the nearest residential area the concentrations of pollutants in the samples taken do not exceed the hygienic standards, Rospotrebnadzor reported.

The building of the business center houses the office of the Teplolux company specializing in heating systems, the technology center of the Electronic Devices and Components company, the Vitabank office, the Simple Food Cafe and Coffee Blues coffee houses, as well as an auto parts store, a grocery store, an electrical laboratory, and tire fitting and offices of companies specializing in laboratory equipment, auditing, finishing works.

By data “78”, the building had an average risk of fire hazard – while recent inspections showed no violations of fire safety.

Edition “78” reportedthat the facade of the building partially collapsed during the fire. Prosecutor’s office announced fire inspection.

Cover photo: Ilya Gavrilov