MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. The fire at the Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant (Krasmash), producing ballistic missiles and space rocket components, has been put out, the Russian emergencies ministry said on Saturday.
"The blaze was completely extinguished at 04:17 Moscow time," the ministry’s press service said.
According to earlier reports, the fire broke out at a warehouse, rented by a local manufacturer of refrigerators, and engulfed the area of about 24,000 square meters. The roof of the building, where about 50,000 refrigerators were stored, has partially collapsed.
The regional branch of the emergencies ministry said no casualties had been reported. An emergency source told TASS that the fire posed no danger to the workshops where the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) and Sineva submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were made.
The Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant, established in 1932, produces rocket and space equipment, including ballistic missiles and base booster modules for the Zenit and Proton carrier rockets.