According to the fire service, the fire on the bridge over the Vistula River began on Saturday, February 14, at 17:30 (19:30 Moscow time). The fire spread to the territory of more than 500 square meters. 40 fire brigades were involved in its liquidation.
According to police, the cause of the fire was the ignition of the wooden planks that were part of the repair construction. Law enforcement agencies do not exclude the possibility of arson.
In connection with the fire, all traffic over the bridge was completely stopped and the bridge was also closed to pedestrians. Public transport is using alternative routes.