Firefighters work to put out a blaze at a building of Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 3, 2016. A building of the Russian Defense ministry is on fire in central Moscow with the fire brigade is on its way, the city’s law enforcement bodies told Russian news agency TASS on Sunday. (Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press)
MOSCOW — A massive fire raged at a former headquarters of the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow on Sunday before it was brought under control several hours later.
Hundreds of firefighters and several cranes were seen battling the blaze Sunday afternoon after the fire broke out hours earlier.