High-Rise Fire at 40-Story Grozny-City Complex “Olympus Tower” in the Chechen Republic

Remarkably, no casualties were reported in the Grozny-City Complex fire, which had engulfed many of the upper floors of the building in Grozny.

Firefighters responded early Wednesday to a fire that was reported on the fourth and fifth floors of the 40-story high-rise. The fire is believed to have started with an electrical short. The material burning was mostly insulation on the exterior of the building.

Grozny-City Residential Tower A was completed 2011. The building is part of at least six other residential, hotel and office buildings. Tower A is the tallest building of the complex and also the tallest building in Grozny.

Grozny, Chechnya is the capital city of the Chechen Republic, Russia with a population of 271,573 according to the 2010 census.

The city was devastated during the first Chechen War (1994-1995) and Second Chechen War (1999-2000). In 2003 the United Nations called Grozny the most destroyed city on earth.

Several videos of fire at Grozny Complex Residential Tower A Olympus.

Fire Grozny City “Grozny City Skyscraper” in Grozny Tower “Olympus” in Chechen Republic.

Fire vehicles on the move near Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque during a Call of the Muezzin.

Police and Fire Radio Scanners.