A 40-story, luxury skyscraper in Grozny, Chechnya, was engulfed in flames on Friday after a fire broke out at 6:15 p.m. local time.
The good news is that everyone inside the building was able to escape the fire and there were no casualties, according to authorities.
But the bad news is that the building is a centerpiece for a campaign by city officials to market Grozny as a modern, glitzy hub. A raging fire and huge plumes of smoke aren’t exactly going to help that cause.
Instagram users were quick to document the blaze. Check it out:
Here’s some video:
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