Nightly News   |  April 03, 2013

Fire engulfs tallest building in Chechnya

The building, the centerpiece of a luxury apartment and hotel complex in Grozny City, went up in flames but the cause of the fire was not immediately known. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a towering inferno engulfed a building in chechnya today. it was the center piece of a luxury apartment and hotel complex in grozni city opened in 2011 . the clus ter of high rises was a strong symbol of recovery since the war of the 1990s . cable news viewers watched the building burn. hundreds of firefighters fought it for hours. not known if there were sprinklers or fire suppression . dozens of people were evacuated.