Under-construction Moscow tower ablaze

The Associated Press

MOSCOW — Firefighting helicopters are trying to put out a spectacular blaze atop an under-construction Moscow skyscraper, planned to be Europe’s tallest building.

Orange flames were leaping about 880 feet Monday, visible in the night sky to much of the city.

No injuries have been reported at the fire in the eastern tower of the Federation Tower complex, part of a massive development along the Moscow River about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) west of the Kremlin.

The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.The tower, when completed, is to be 1150 feet tall.

Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 as: Moscow firefighters fight fire in tallest future building in Europe