A building used by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the southern city of Rostov is on fire.
Dramatic footage posted on social media shows a large blaze engulfing parts of the building, with smoke visible all over the city.
Local residents said they heard a loud explosion before the fire.
Russia’s Tass news agency reported the fire quoting emergency services, saying that the building belonged to the FSB’s border patrol section.
The FSB is Russia’s internal security service and is responsible for counter-intelligence, border security and counter-terrorism.