MOSCOW, November 3 (Itar-Tass) — The gas pipeline fire outside Moscow is localized. Nobody was hurt, a Russian Emergencies Ministry source told Itar-Tass.
At 04:50 Moscow time this Saturday, the 1,000-mm pipe ruptured in the Shcholkovo district, the Moscow Region. The gas bursts into flame. It occurred on the Oborniki-Shitnikovo branch of the gas main
The accident took place near the Almaz-1 gardeners' village. The flame was ten metres high and then down to three metres.
The fire is localized. Ten country houses burned up, the source said.
The nearest settlement of Almazovo was not affected.
Gas is supplied through reserve branches, but according to the Emergencies Ministry, the accident may leave Balashikha, Monino and Chernoye without gas.