MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. The flames engulfing fuel tanks at an oil depot in Belgorod may spread to other tanks, a source in the emergency services told TASS.
"In all, there are 27 tanks of various volume at the premises of the oil depot. Currently, firefighters are focusing on cooling the remaining ones," the source said.
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has increased the firefighting contingent almost to 200 people, the agency’s press service told TASS.
"Eight fuel tanks are currently on fire. A foam attack is underway. A firefighting train has been engaged. Some 194 people and 59 units of equipment are operating at the site of the fire," the agency said.
On Friday, according to the region’s governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, two helicopters of the Ukrainian armed forces carried out two air strikes in Belgorod that caused a fire at the city’s oil depot. The flames engulfed the fuel tanks at the depot. The city’s authorities are evacuating residents from the buildings adjacent to the oil depot. There are no casualties.