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Major fire at Krasnoyarsk petroleum depot put out

November 13, 2012, 9:37 UTC+3
Two people were injured and hospitalised with burns
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KRASNOYARSK, November 13 (Itar-Tass) — The major fire that broke on Tuesday morning at a petroleum depot in Krasnoyarsk has been extinguished, spokesman for the regional department of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) Alexander Yakimov, who arrived at the scene, told Itar-Tass. The fire fighters are currently watering the facility to prevent another fire outbreak.  According to specified EMERCOM data, the fire at the petroleum depot broke out at 07:45 MSK. A tank with 20 tonnes of petrol caught fire. Two people were injured and hospitalised with burns.

“There was a leak-off in a 3-tonne capacity tank,” the department said.

The fire hazard was assessed at the highest level and rescuers were dispatched to the scene.

About 60 EMERCOM rescuers and 25 machinery units have been working at the site.

 

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