KRASNOYARSK, April 26. /TASS/. A fire has broken out at the Krasmash machine-building plant in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Friday evening, a spokesman for the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told reporters.
Initially, the blaze has engulfed an area of about 5,000 square meters. Efforts to combat the fire involve 38 firefighters and nine pieces of equipment. Later, the fire has increased to 24,000 square meters, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.
"The fire has increased to 24,000 square meters. There is no risk of the fire spreading to other buildings," the press service said.
The regional branch of the Emergencies Ministry pointed out that no casualties had been reported in the fire.
According to earlier reports, the blaze has been classified as the highest-alarm fire. The regional branch of the Emergencies Ministry pointed out that no casualties had been reported. An emergency source told TASS that the fire posed no danger to the workshops where the Sarmat and Sineva missiles were made.
The Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant, established in 1932, produces rocket and space equipment, including submarine-launched ballistic missiles and base booster modules for the Zenit and Proton carrier rockets.