facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tallest wooden house destroyed in fire

May 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM   |   Comments

ARKHANGELSK, Russia, May 6 (UPI) -- Russia's Sutyagin House, once the world's tallest wooden house, has been destroyed in a fire, officials said Sunday.

The fire started Saturday night at a nearby bath house and spread to the wooden structure, RIA Novosti reported.

"Strong winds spread the fire to the wooden skyscraper and completely engulfed it," an emergencies department official said.

The 13-story, 144-foot-tall house was built in Arkhangelsk in 1992 by local entrepreneur Nikolai Sutyagin.

In 2008, local authorities condemned the wooden building as a fire hazard and ordered it destroyed. In late 2008, the wooden tower was pulled down, leaving four stories intact.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses Amnesty International: Ferguson police commited human rights abuses
2
Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama Nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, meets President Obama
3
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
4
U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State U.S. airstrikes succeeding in cutting oil financing for Islamic State
5
Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback