The fire started in an apartment located on the 7th floor of a 9-storey apartment building at about 8.30 p.m. By the time the fire fighters arrived, the fire had burst out of the apartment’s windows and begun to spread to the upper floor balconies.

The rescue workers evacuated 27 persons, including 10 persons from the area where the fire started and a body of a person who was burnt to death.

Police and rescue workers working at the site of the accident are now trying to identify the source of ignition and the amount of damage done, reports a QHA journalist from the site of the accident.

PHOTO: Alexander Zarayskiy