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Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguished

March 25, 2017, 3:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The fire covered an area of 400 square meters

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MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Firefighters have fully extinguished the fire at a gunpowder factory in Kazan, the capital city of Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan, a source in the local emergencies services told TASS.

According to the source, the fire covered an area of 400 square meters.

"The fire did not affect the technological process at the factory," the source added.

As emergencies services said earlier, a firefighter was killed by an explosion while combating the fire.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case over the gunpowder factory fire, the Committee’s Kazan branch said.

Investigators are currently examining the fire site in order to establish all the circumstances of the incident.

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