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News 15 Jan 13

Inferno Threatens Skopje's Main Post Office

Macedonian fire fighters were struggling on Tuesday to contain sheets of flame and plumes of smoke belching from the roof of the post office in Skopje. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic
BIRN
Skopje
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According to initial reports, there were no injuries from the fire, which broke out on Tuesday evening.

Firefighters at the scene fought up to 20 metre-high pillars of fire that rose over the building. As of Tuesday evening, they had not put the fire under control.

“We were at our posts when it started to smell. Black smoke then started to enter the premises and we heard shouts of ‘Fire, fire!’" one distressed post office employee told reporters.

The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Police were controlling the nearby traffic in the central area. The post office is located just across the street from the Macedonian government building.

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