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Fire localized at railway station in Nizhny Novgorod

May 28, 2012, 12:29 UTC+3

There is no risk that that the fire will spread to the building

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MOSCOW, May 28 (Itar-Tass) — The fire at the Gorky-Sortirovochny railway station in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region has been localized, a source from the press service of the emergencies ministry’s regional department told Tass on Monday.

“The fire was localized at 11:27 am, Moscow time,” the source said. Because of very high temperatures fireman work in special fire-protection suits. “There is no threat for the residential buildings. An administrative building is situated 100 meters away from the fire centre. Fire brigades evacuated ten oxygen containers from it,” the source said.

There is no risk that that the fire will spread to the building, he added. All in all, three tank cars caught fire at the railway station. There are 60 tonnes of fuel in one of the tanks and about 30 tonnes in another.

A fire alarm call came at 9:47 am, Moscow time, on Monday. All other tank cars were evacuated from the scene.

Over 150 firemen assisted by 21 units of hardware take part in firefighting efforts.

Two fire trains were sent to the site from the district centers of Kstovo and Uren.


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