Black Smoke Over Moscow: Mega-Fire Spreads ‘Rapidly’

In Russia’s capital city of Moscow, a major fire has broken out at a car factory. This has been reported by German news website, citing consistent information from channels on X and Telegram.

According to the reports, the fire broke out in a car factory in Moscow, affecting an area of about 1000 square meters. There are no official statements yet regarding the cause of the fire. The X-channel Noelreports writes, “Many sudden fires in Russia lately. A car factory in Moscow is on fire. According to eyewitnesses, the fire is spreading rapidly.” Accompanying this post, the X-channel posted a video purported to show the fire, with black smoke rising into the sky.

These reports have not yet been independently verified and/or confirmed. Therefore, they should be considered with caution. In times of war, it can be advantageous for conflicting parties to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken the enemy’s.

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin and Sergey Shoigu – Saint-Petersburg 2017-07-30 (1).jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (no changes made)

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