Fuel truck and fuel tanks caught fire at the oil depot in the Irkutsk region

A fuel truck and railway tanks caught fire in the city of Angarsk in the Irkutsk region, local emergency services reported. The area of ​​fire reached 400 square meters.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the fire occurred on the territory of the industrial area while refueling a tank truck.

“The fire from the fuel tanker that caught fire spread to three tanks of the railway train located on the territory,” the ministry said.

The fire broke out on the territory of the oil storage, according to the Zvezda TV channel. According to him, the extinguishing involved 7 tank trucks and 35 people.

The fire was extinguished in about an hour, and no one was injured. The Ministry of Emergency Situations cites a violation of fire safety as the main reason for the incident.

The fuel tanks that caught fire were planned to be sent to Russian troops in Ukraine, Sergey Bratchuk, the Speaker of the Odessa Regional Military Administration, wrote on his telegram channel.

Almost a month ago, on December 15, an oil refinery of Rosneft’s subsidiary, the petrochemical company (ANHK), exploded in Angarsk. The fire killed two people and injured five others.

At the end of last year in Russia there were several fires in a row in large warehouses, in shopping centers and at an oil and gas plant. So, two days after the explosion in Angarsk, a warehouse in Vladivostok caught fire. The area of ​​the fire was 2,000 square meters.

Before that, there were three more major fires. On January 12, building materials broke out in an open area in Balashikha near Moscow, and then on the same day the warehouse of the Nizhnekamskneftekhim enterprise in Nizhnekamsk burned down. On January 13, the building of the Zvezda machine-building plant in St. Petersburg caught fire.

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