Smoke at Moscow airport caused by grass burning nearby: emergency services

Smoke rises up from a part of the airfield where planes are parked at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Smoke spotted at Moscow's Vnukovo airport was caused by grass and refuse which had caught fire outside the perimeter of the airport, a spokesman for the Moscow directorate of the Emergencies Ministry said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Vladimir Soltakin)