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8 people injured in power plant fire in near Moscow

Eight people have been injured in a fire at a gas-fired power station near Moscow, Russian officials said on Thursday.

The fire in the city of Mytishchi, some 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Moscow, spread out over a territory of 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) and produced a column of fire towering 50 m (164 ft) high, said a statement by the Russia Emergency Ministry.

The ministry also warned the fire could spread.

Initial reports said an explosion at the station caused the fire.

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