Russia’s emergency service reports fire near airport – RIA

(Reuters) – Russia’s emergency service said early on Thursday that an auto repair shop caught fire in Domodedovo outside Moscow near one of the major Russian airports, RIA news agency reported.

“The size of the fire is 1,000 square metres,” RIA quoted the statement.

It gave the address of the repair shop, which is 10 kilometres away from the Domodedovo airport.

Videos of the fire posted online show thick black smoke and a flame, seen from hundreds of metres away.

Two explosions were heard before the fire, according to posts on Russian social media.

On Wednesday, Russia said it shot down two Ukrainian drones near Moscow, one of them over Domodedovo.

(Writing by Maria Tsvetkova in New York; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)