Firefighters gather outside the Russian Central Bank in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 24, 2018. A fire broke out at the building of the Russian Central Bank in downtown Moscow and casualties are unknown, local media reported Friday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)
MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- A fire that broke out at the building of the Russian central bank Friday in downtown Moscow has been put out and it caused no casualties.
The fire started at around 8:30 p.m. Moscow time (1730 GMT) and it was extinguished within half an hour, according to the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
The fire affected about 30 square meters and nobody was hurt, the central bank said.
The cause of the incident is being investigated.